Spotlight: Allysa Cole

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Allysa Cole with the Huffington Center on Aging.

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Allysa Cole

Allysa Cole

Name: Allysa Cole

Title: Research Assistant

Department: Huffington Center on Aging

How long have you been at BCM? I have been working at BCM for three and a half years.

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? I enjoy working with other Baylor employees and students on the research challenges that we encounter.

Where were you born? San Antonio

What is your favorite kind of food? Potatoes in any form

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? Torchy’s Tacos; the Trashy Trailer Park

What’s on your music playlist? I listen to a wide variety of music, so my playlists can go from AC/DC to Panic! at the Disco to Oak Ridge Boys in just a few songs.

What is your dream vacation? I would enjoy a nice cabin out in the woods where I can go hiking and exploring.

What is your favorite TV show? “Game of Thrones” and “Criminal Minds”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … went to regionals in a spelling bee tournament in elementary school.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Reading books, playing with my dogs and napping

Last book you read? “Words of Radiance” by Brandon Sanderson

Last movie you saw? “Big Hero 6”

Any kids? Pets? My only kids are my two dogs: a 12-year-old black Labrador Retriever and an 8-week-old Siberian Husky.

Favorite food on campus? Chick-fil-A

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Coffee Corner in the Alkek building