A sophomore student studying computer engineering, Brooks lived a relatively peaceful and normal lifestyle. By all accounts a lazy but proficient student, Brooks is a mostly kindhearted individual with one too many smartass remarks.
While at school at the University of Iowa, Brooks and several other students won a raffle that put them aboard the ill-fated Costa Risacca. The following the ship's sinking, Brooks was lucky enough to find refuge aboard one of the lifeboats that came ashore. Struck by shock at the events which had played out, Brooks' already sour luck would turn worse as a pack of infected, drawn by the shouting and flashlights, tore into the survivors. Managing to narrowly escape and now alone, Brooks is shaken and fearful for his life as he desperately tries to survive in the zombie apocalypse.