Spotlight: Tara Reed

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Tara Reed with the Department of Pathology & Immunology.

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Tara Reed

Tara Reed

Name: Tara Reed

Title: Business Operations Coordinator

Department: Pathology & Immunology at Ben Taub Hospital

How long have you been at BCM? 4 years in May

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The people I work with. I’m split between main campus and Ben Taub and between my boss, attendings, residents, and other BCM and Harris Health colleagues, I’ve been blessed with a pretty amazing team. And it’s something I’m very thankful for!

Where were you born? Seattle

What is your favorite kind of food? Italian

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? Osso & Kristalla; the chicken penne pesto is delish!

What’s on your music playlist? I’m a huge fan of oldies but goodies, so I’ve got a little bit of everything.

What is your dream vacation? Paris to Thailand with a pit stop in Monaco to catch the Grand Prix Formula One race.

What have you binged watched recently? “Locke and Key” and “High Seas” on Netflix

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … I’m an open book.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Besides traveling, I have a thing for organizing really messy things.

Last book you read or podcast you listened to? A podcast called “Girls Gotta Eat”

Last movie you saw? “Secret Life of Pets 2”

Any kids? Pets? No kids. No pets.

Favorite food on campus? Chicken tortilla soup

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Starbucks on Main Street – great for people watching.