Mary Brooks

Mary Brooks

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Community Nutrition Instructor
Wayne County Extension Office - Focus Hope



Mary Alexander Brooks is a Michigan State University Extension Community Nutrition Instructor for the Nutrition and Physical Activity team. She has held this position since April 1988, in both Oakland and Wayne Counties. A proud graduate of the prestigious Cass Technical High School and Wayne State University, both located in Detroit, Michigan. Mary Brooks holds a BA degree in Nutrition and Food Science and has done graduate school coursework in education. She considers it to be an honor to have membership in several professional associations, a part of various Michigan State University Extension committees, and the recipient of numerous work related and community awards.

Through the years with extension, Mary has had the opportunity to do what she is most passionate about and that is endless opportunities of nutrition education to diverse audiences. When describing her career path to others this is what Mary has to say. "I am one who shuns the limelight. The greatest privilege in performing my job, is knowing that I have made some small difference in the communities that I serve.”