Spotlight: Jennifer Cabrera, M.S.N.

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, in honor of National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, it’s Jennifer Cabrera with the Department of Medicine.

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

Jennifer Cabrera earns a patient care award from Dr. Basant Arya.

Name: Jennifer Cabrera, M.S.N.

Title: Nurse practitioner

Department: Medicine (Cardiology)

How long have you been at BCM? One year

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? Getting to work with such a talented and diverse group of people.

What’s the best thing about being a nurse? I love taking care of people and getting to provide personalized care.

Where were you born? Houston

What is your favorite kind of food? Bread. And cheese. Bread and cheese.

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? That’s a tough one. Maybe Backstreet Café. I don’t eat the same thing – typically pasta with seafood or shrimp and grits.

What’s on your music playlist? Mostly ‘90s music with some early 2000s mixed in.

What is your dream vacation? New Zealand

What is your favorite TV show? “Call the Midwife” – perfect for a nurse

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I….run around barefoot every chance I get.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Hiking

Last book you read? “The Help”

Last movie you saw? “Aquaman”

Any kids? Pets? Two girls – 5 and almost 2. Currently we just have a fish named Doblee – don’t ask me, ask the 5 year old.

Favorite food on campus? I miss Salata!

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Anywhere outdoors.