Patricia Brooks has been pitching media on a daily-basis for over a decade. During her career, she has earned coverage in nearly every major national print, television, radio and online outlet, and she has facilitated front page articles for multiple clients in the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today. As a passionate champion for a healthy planet, Patricia has worked with reporters on pieces about environmental threats facing our water, air, lands, and communities. She uses the media as a platform to advocate for political, market and individual solutions to social issues. She has worked on more than 100 media relations campaigns and offered strategic communications consultancy for dozens of clients including The Wilderness Society, ActionAid USA and Potomac Conservancy. In addition to advocacy communications at non-profit organizations, Patricia has worked for several clean energy startups in a previous role as Senior Media Relations Specialist at two Washington, D.C.-based public relation firms. Her clients included Abengoa Solar, a leader in concentrated solar power in Spain, and Qteros, a cellulosic biofuels company. Patricia also was responsible for media relations around a summit every two years on behalf of Ceres and the United Nations Foundation to celebrate business and investor support for climate change solutions. In the past, Patricia has worked for a large public relations firm (Hill & Knowlton), a non-profit (Center for a New American Dream), a local newspaper (Sun Newspaper), and interned inside National Public Radio and other local television stations. She has also produced part-time promotions for local CBS radio stations in the D.C. area. She currently maintains the email list for GreenDrinksDC and sits on the steering committee of the Progressive Communicators of Washington, D.C.