Sara Elnakib has worked in the area of community nutrition for over 10 years. As a founding member of the Muslims in Dietetics & Nutrition (MIDAN) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics she has a strong interest in Health and Wellness as it relates to the Muslim community. Sara joined the Rutgers Cooperative Extension in the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor in January 2015. Prior to the faculty appointment at Rutgers University, she served not only as the Health and Nutrition Director for a Head Start Program in Montclair, New Jersey but also as an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University. Sara is currently a doctoral candidate in the Rutgers University, School of Public Health.
She earned her Bachelors of Science from Rutgers University in Nutritional Science and a Masters of Public Health in Health Education and Behavioral Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.