Spotlight: Miki Gillis

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Miki Gillis with the Department of Pediatrics.

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Miki Gillis

Miki Gillis

Name: Miki Gillis

Title: Executive Director, Clinical Research, Research Resources Office

Department: Pediatrics

How long have you been at BCM? 27 years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The people that I work with

How are you coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has it impacted your job and the clinic, department or office where you work? I think I am coping fairly well. I don’t mind being at home so spending extra time with my family has been great. From a work perspective, I feel like we have been busier than ever before, but I think everyone around me has risen to the challenge.

Where were you born? Houston

What is your favorite kind of food? I am not sure that I have a favorite food. I really love to eat Mexican and Vietnamese food.

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? My favorite restaurant is Sesame House in Dickinson where I live. They serve Vietnamese and Chinese food. If anyone is out my way, I would highly recommend it!

What’s on your music playlist? A little bit of everything!

What is your dream vacation? I was fortunate enough to take my dream vacation a couple of years ago to Ireland. Next on my list is Alaska!

What have you binged watched recently? “Schitt’s Creek”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … went to Romania when I was 10 for gymnastics.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Reading and crocheting

Last book you read or podcast you listened to? “Virgin River,” and the book is completely different from the Netflix series.

Last movie you saw? “The Gentlemen”

Any kids? Pets? Two fantastic children, Tyler, age 24, and Kacee, age 22. Three dogs, Keeva, Lucy and Zoe.