Taqwa Brookins

Living Labs Coordinator

Name: Taqwa Brookins

Hometown: Somerset, New Jersey

College University: Rutgers University, New Brunswick

HealthCorps Placement: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Fun Fact: Taqwa loves to skydive



Taqwa Brookins wants to live in a world where everyone has the tools, education, and access they need to make balanced, healthy decisions for themselves.

Taqwa is a new Program Coordinator who will be working in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

A native of Somerset, New Jersey, Taqwa graduated from Rutgers University in 2017 with a B.S in Public Health. During her undergraduate career, she had the opportunity to work for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as a Health Educator. Her favorite part of that experience was interacting with community members from all walks of life and being able to learn from their experiences, as well as provide them with health education.

Taqwa is most proud of not losing sight of her passion for helping those less fortunate than her. She uses that passion to guide many of choices, including deciding to join HealthCorps.

When she’s not working, you can find Taqwa busy raising foster kittens, trying new recipes, or spending time with friends.

Taqwa’s wildest dream is to found her own community health center that employs a comprehensive, holistic approach to providing health services.


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