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Date of Birth: August 28, 1978
Position: Assistant Trader
Affectionately known as “Brookie Cookie” or “The Brookster,” she had big beautiful brown eyes and a dancing smile. To know Brooke was to love her! She was fiercely independent, determined and compassionate. After graduating from Columbia University in the class of 2000, her first job was in publishing. She then decided to give Wall Street a try, but the night before the attack, she told her family there was more to life than making money. She was filling out applications to Berkeley University School of Social Work. Brooke truly enjoyed helping others; during high school and college she volunteered in a soup kitchen, a thrift shop to benefit cancer patients and a school for disabled children.
From the time she was a little girl, books were her passion. She would read almost a book a day. She had an incredible mind with great recall. Ask her about something that happened 10 years ago and she would tell you the date, time, who was there, and what you were wearing. She loved to walk around the city, covering miles at a time with her water bottle, backpack, and sneakers.
At 23, Brooke knew what was truly important in life. She loved her family, unexpectedly stopping by her parents’ apartment after work, talking and shopping with her sister Erin, or hanging out with her brother Ross and his wife Iris. She always tried to see the best in everyone, measuring friends by the size of their hearts. We were always proud of her. She will forever be treasured and loved by all those who knew her.