Diallo Brooks is Schott Foundation’s Senior Equity Fellow, providing an important bridge between national policymakers and grassroots education justice organizations across the country to advance progressive policies for racial justice. A leader in the fight for social justice and civil rights, he has spent his entire career working to advance progressive policies that create safe, healthy, thriving, and sustainable communities for all. Recently, Brooks served as Senior Director of Field Mobilization at People For the American Way, working as a national spokesperson on issues including civil rights, voting rights, and civic engagement. He also led People For’s Defend the Black Vote, a nationwide fight against voter suppression that successfully engaged millions of Black voters in the 2020 elections.

Brooks is a board member of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and former board member of the Network for Public Education Action. Brooks has facilitated trainings for numerous nonprofits, local, state and federal elected officials and other institutions to uplift progressive values through leadership and policy enhancement. Brooks is a graduate of Shepherd University where he earned a B.S. degree in political science.