Brooke Marston

Brooke Marston

Associate Director of Development, School of Film + Television


Loyola Marymount University

Culver City, CA USA


One of my biggest challenges was coming into myself and trusting that I have what it takes...I just had to believe it.

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Attended Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where I received my bachelor’s degree in screenwriting.
While still in college, I started interning very early and built up some valuable connections, which led to my first job at the William Morris Endeavor talent agency.
I then went to work for the Gersh Agency as an agent trainee, but eventually realized that working at talent agencies wasn’t for me.
Transitioned into working in television development for CBS, where I worked with screenwriters and executives to help bring their scripts to life.
In 2012, I got laid off—this allowed me to do some soul-searching, and helped me discover that I wanted to do more and that my true passion was in social impact.
Began working in donor relations and community outreach, analyzing and reporting market research and trends around millennial donation habits, and encouraging them to give back at their level.
In 2014, I started Charity Girl Problems, a website designed to empower people to find their philanthropic style by sharing the stories behind popular brands, organizations, and social movements.
I now work as the associate director of development for the School of Film + Television at me alma mater, Loyola Marymount University.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Loyola Marymount University
Career

Career

Associate Director of Development, School of Film + Television

I develop unique cause marketing opportunities for Fortune 500 companies, startups, and non-profits.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Business
Business
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Figure out your strengths and how you can apply those to your career in unique ways. Be willing to take a stand for what you believe in and follow through on it. Get familiar with marketing basics and consumer insights.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find the people in your life that challenge you to do more and do better. Listening to them can be really helpful and motivating. Lean into your network and offer them support as well. Focus on the impact and the goal, don't get bogged down by the shallow social media and numbers side of this work.

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Job Loss
Job Loss

While working at CBS, I ended getting up transferred into a different department that didn't end up suiting me and so I was laid off. It was a scary time, but ended up being the best thing that could've happened.

Self-Esteem Issues
Self-Esteem Issues

I put a lot of pressure on myself in the transition from college to the real world. I was really unsure about what I was doing and I wish I had enjoyed that time and explored my options more. I had to figure out what my strengths were.