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May 04, 2019 09:55AM ● By Teri Norbye


Meet Brooke Parker who lives in Pleasant Hill with her family. She works as a hostess/cashier at the Giant Chef in Pleasant Hill. Brooke attended Mills College in Oakland, where she was pre-med with a major in biopsychology. She wants to start a masters program soon to continue her studies in health education.

What is your biggest challenge? Trying to be on my own and independent right now. When I went to college in Oakland, I came home every weekend to see my mom. Trying to navigate life on my own when my mom and I want to stay as connected as possible has been a challenge. 


More about Brooke:

1. I’m 25 and I’ve never had alcohol before. I’ve never had the desire to drink. 

2. My hobby is interior design. In college, I had a dorm decorating business where I would help other students decorate their dorms. 

3. My biggest fear is being forgotten. I’d like to be remembered as someone who cared about people. 

4. My passion in life is helping people. I try to make a difference in people’s lives because actions speak louder than words. People might not remember what you say, but they’ll remember what you did for them.