Spotlight: Cassandra Shorter

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Cassandra Shorter with Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

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Cassandra Shorter

Cassandra Shorter

Name: Cassandra Shorter

Title: Academic Coordinator

Department: Pediatric Residency – San Antonio

How long have you been at BCM? 13 years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The lifetime friends I have acquired

Where were you born? Houston

What is your favorite kind of food? Seafood (shrimp)

What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? LaMargarita – Enchiladas Acapulco

What’s on your music playlist? Gospel and Motown

What is your dream vacation? Puerto Rico (all inclusive)

What is your favorite TV show? “Scandal”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I…. have an inspirational poem CD and that I have a book of poetry

What are some of your personal hobbies? Spending time with my grandchildren, watching movies and eating ice cream

Last book you read? Not an avid reader but I guess the Bible

Last movie you saw? “War Room” – a must see!!

Any kids? Pets? One daughter (Jimasha) and three grandchildren (Dixie, Bryceson and Jaicee). No pets except for my two stuffed dogs and one teddy bear.

Favorite food at CHoSA? Chicken sandwich

Favorite CHoSA hangout? My office, because it has a great view