Spotlight: Dellina Lane Carpio

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Dellina Lane Carpio of the Cardiovascular Research Institute.

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Lane Carpio

Lane Carpio

Name: Dellina Lane Carpio

Title: Business Operations Coordinator

Department: Cardiovascular Research Institute, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

How long have you been at BCM? 11 years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? I enjoy working in such a supportive culture that encourages creativity and learning. Everyone here is so driven and devoted to their calling. I’m honored to work with them.

How are you coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has it impacted your job? I feel very fortunate to have a position at BCM that allowed working from home initially. The challenge is building and maintaining professional relationships while working remotely and recognizing people with masks through their eyes and gait pattern.

Where were you born? Manila, Philippines

What is your favorite kind of food? Japanese

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? Nippon, tempura with udon and a shaggy roll.

What’s on your music playlist? New Order’s “Love Vigilantes” and Matisyahu’s “One Day”

What is your dream vacation? Banff for hiking, Tokyo for shopping and Barcelona for Gaudi, with my husband, Don

What have you binged watched recently? “Tehran”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … voted for Ross Perot at some point in my life.

What are some of your personal hobbies? I make beaded bracelets from lapis and amethyst.

Last book you read or podcast you listened to? “The Last Mrs. Parrish,” by Liv Constantine

Last movie you saw? “Ava” with Jessica Chastain. She is amazing.

Any kids? Pets? Hans is my Akita and Nakita is my German shepherd. They are funnier than Dave Chappelle.

Favorite food on campus? Starbucks caramel frappuccino

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? TMC McGovern Commons water wall on a hot summer day