Spotlight: Dana Benson

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Dana Benson with the Office of Communications.

Dana Benson

Dana Benson

Name: Dana Benson

Title: Senior Editor

Department: Communications

How long have you been at BCM? 8 ½ years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? Helping to communicate the great things that are going on here and working with wonderful colleagues.

Where were you born? Somers Point, NJ

What is your favorite kind of food? Italian and Mexican

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? The original Ninfa’s on Navigation; I love the tacos al pastor.

What’s on your music playlist? Alison Kraus and Union Station, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Alicia Keys, Florence and the Machine, Justin Timberlake and lots more.

What is your dream vacation? Greece

What is your favorite TV show? Sadly, my favorite show, “Parenthood,” ended. Looking for a new favorite.

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I…. Own a baseball signed by the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, including Jackie Robinson.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Reading, watching sports, crossword puzzles, going on walks/jogs, shopping.

Last book you read? “Girl on a Train”

Last movie you saw? “Boyhood”

Any kids? Pets? One daughter. I’m not a pet person!

Favorite food on campus? Hummus

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Trevisio for happy hour with those wonderful colleagues I mentioned above 🙂