Spotlight: Benjamin Chang

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Benjamin Chang with the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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Benjamin Chang

Name: Benjamin J. Chang

Title: Administrator

Department: Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

How long have you been at BCM? Two-and-a-half months

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The mission

Where were you born? Outside of Milwaukee, Wisc.

What is your favorite kind of food? Barbecue

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? I look forward to discovering this soon, since I just moved here from Florida!

What’s on your music playlist? Eclectic mix of 70’s rock and roll, 80s, 90s and 2000s hits…and mix in some Johnny Cash, Eva Cassidy and Alison Krauss.

What is your dream vacation? A month-long tour of Europe

What is your favorite TV show? Is it wrong to admit that it is/was “Dexter?”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I….aspired to be Indiana Jones; even through undergrad.

What are some of your personal hobbies? I love boating and fishing with my family. I do like to do woodworking as well.

Last book you read? Latest Dan Brown

Last movie you saw? In theater… “Cars 3”

Any kids? Pets? Wife Jessica, two boys, Gabriel, age 5, and Samuel, 2. One dog, Hazel, and two ducks (not kidding)

Favorite food on campus? Any suggestions?

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Taking suggestions. The only one I have is my office in the Jamail Specialty Care Center.