Spotlight: Alex Alanis

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Alex Alanis in the Department of Pediatrics.

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.

Alex Alanis

Alex Alanis

Name: Jose “Alex” Alanis

Title: Senior Coordinator, Program Management

Department: Pediatric House Staff Education

How long have you been at BCM? 2 years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? Getting to work with an amazing team and awesome group of residents. I love having the opportunity to share our knowledge and experiences with each other and learn from them.

How are you coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has it impacted you at work? I am not going to lie, coping with the COVID-19 pandemic can be hard at times but I always try to make sure I keep a smile on my face (with my mask on at all times) so I can hopefully make someone’s day. This pandemic has brought our team even closer while working together to adjust to the new normal.

Where were you born? Born in Mexico, but raised in Houston since I was 1 year old

What is your favorite kind of food? Chick-fil-A

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? El Tiempo Cantina, and my favorite dish is their grilled chicken

What’s on your music playlist? Mostly pop music, but open to all genres

What is your dream vacation? A trip around Spain

What have you binge-watched recently? “Selling Sunset”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … am allergic to dogs

What are some of your personal hobbies? Shopping and reality TV

Last book you read or podcast you listened to? Currently reading “Midnight Sun”

Last movie you saw? “Almost Love”

Any kids? Pets? No kids and no pets

Favorite food on campus? Chick-fil-A

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? TCH West Tower (My chief resident’s office)