Brooks Rainey Pearson is a dual degree student at UNC working toward a law degree as well as a master's degree in City and Regional Planning. Brooks graduated from UNC in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and spent six years in the Outer Banks where she owned and operated three yoga and Pilates studios before returning to Chapel Hill for school in 2006. Since her return, Brooks has pursued her interest in land use and environmental law. She was the vice president of the Environmental Law Project, was published in the Environmental Law Symposium Journal, and completed an independent study on the tax law of conservation easements. Brooks hopes to build a career helping organizations and municipalities grow sustainably.