Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Jennifer Matas in the Department of Family and Community 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 email@example.com.
Name: Jennifer L. Matas, M.P.H.
Title: Research Associate
Department: Family and Community Medicine
How long have you been at BCM? 4 ½ years
What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? I love working alongside such a diverse group of healthcare professionals that come together every day to improve the health and well-being of our communities. I’m fortunate that I get to learn so much every day I’m on the job.
Where were you born? Houston, Texas – I’m a very proud Houstonian!
What is your favorite kind of food? French fries
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? This is a very tough question because Houston has so much good food! It really all depends on my mood.
What’s on your music playlist? I have a very diverse taste in music but I love Latin music because it makes me want to get up and dance.
What is your dream vacation? Anywhere with a nice beach sounds dreamy to me.
What have you binged watched recently? “Ozark”
Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … am terrified of heights and high speeds – I’m not a fan of rollercoasters.
What are some of your personal hobbies? I love watching documentaries.
Last book you read or podcast you listened to? NPR’s “Hidden Brain” podcast
Last movie you saw? “Shazam!”
Any kids? Pets? No kids yet. We have a lovely 10-year-old Rottweiler named Coby. He’s a cool guy!
Favorite food on campus? Salmon bowl from the Lantern Cafe
Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? MD Anderson Research Medical Library