Walterscheid's term on the board expired on May 31, 2021.
Ms. Brooke Walterscheid of Muenster, Texas was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents as Student Regent for a one-year term, expiring May 31, 2021. She is the 15th student to serve on the board and is the sixth to represent Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).
As a student regent, Walterscheid serves on the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee.
Walterscheid earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University (TTU) in 2016, graduating with a degree in cell and molecular biology with a minor in chemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences. She graduated magna cum laude with the highest honors from the Honors College. She was the top graduate in the Rawls College of Business in 2017, earning a Master of Business Administration from TTU’s Graduate School with a concentration in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
She served as TTUHSC’s Student Government Association president in 2018-19, where she advocated for mental health and telemedicine funding during the 86th Texas legislative session. Her leadership position also led to her co-authoring a student field guide to advance TTUHSC’s values-based culture.
Walterscheid’s leadership and volunteer experience is extensive — as an undergraduate she was an Honors College Ambassador, a research fellow for the Center for the Integration of STEM Education and Research, a project analyst intern with the Office of Research Commercialization, vice president of membership of Mortar Board, a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Institute, a study abroad student at the Texas Tech Center in Seville, Spain, and a congressional intern providing legislative aid to Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D., to name a few.
As a student at TTUHSC, Walterscheid’s list of accomplishments and recognitions is equally prominent — she served as secretary of the Dermatology Club, volunteered with The Free Clinic, a student-run School of Medicine clinic and remains a member of the Texas Medical Association.
In addition, Walterscheid has received countless honors and awards throughout her academic career along with collaborating on several research initiatives and publication submissions.