Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Jesse Gavin with Human Resources.
Do you know of a Baylor staff member who exemplifies our values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork and Excellence (RIITE)? Nominate him or her to be featured in Spotlight by emailing Dana Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Jesse Gavin
Title: Wellness Team Lead
Department: Human Resources – Wellness
How long have you been at BCM? It will be 4 years in July.
What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? Being in wellness, I love having access to all the resources and great minds here at BCM. I am able to stay informed with all the current research regarding health and well-being, some of which is happening right here at Baylor!
Where were you born? I was born in Florissant, Mo., which is a small suburb outside of St. Louis, and grew up in a small town in Illinois.
What is your favorite kind of food? Sushi!! I could eat it every day because of the variety.
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? I live in Clear Lake so I would have to say Nobi Public House or Dan’s Pizza in that area. At Nobi they have a dish called “Bi’s Curry,” which is very good. After a day of working out, I will get the “Ultimeat” from Dan’s – it has 10 different meat toppings!
What’s on your music playlist? I listen to Pandora a lot so Needtobreathe, AC/DC, DJ Snake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 2000s and 90s pop, Blues Traveler, Sublime, AAR, Train, Ed Sheeran … I like all varieties of music.
What is your dream vacation? I would love to see more of the world, so one that would take me to all the “Wonders of the World” or biggest landmarks.
What is your favorite TV show? I do not watch very much TV but my guilty pleasure that I watch on Facebook every Sunday is “Ball in the Family.” The last series I watched was “The Great British Baking Show.”
Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … am 33. Most people think I am way younger than I really am (and that is with the little facial hair I can grow; if I shave people think I am in my early 20s).
What are some of your personal hobbies? Anything outdoors, being active, CrossFit. I don’t do it very often, but I also enjoy arts and crafts.
Last book you read? I believe the last book I read in its entirety was “Freakonomics.”
Last movie you saw? “Black Panther,” and ready for “Avengers: Infinity War” in April
Any kids? Pets? I do not have any kids but have adopted my girlfriend’s dog and cat as my own.
Favorite food on campus? Yogurt parfait
Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? I like to hangout in the courtyard at the main campus.