Spotlight: Megan Watts

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Megan Watts with the Department of Otolaryngology.

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Name: Megan Watts

Megan Watts
Megan Watts

Title: Senior Manager, Nursing

Department: Otolaryngology

How long have you been at BCM? 3 years in July

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The caring and hardworking staff and faculty I get to work with.

What’s the best thing about being a nurse? I truly enjoy helping people and being someone people trust to help them. Being a nurse allows me the opportunity to help make people’s lives better when I come to work every day.

How has the pandemic impacted you at work? The pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives.  More than anything, it has reminded me that while my job sometimes feels overwhelming and complicated, it’s actually simple – focus on keeping the people I work with and the patients I work for safe and well. 

Where were you born? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

What is your favorite kind of food? Pizza

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? Chocolate chip cookies from Tiny’s Milk & Cookies

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

What is your dream vacation? I would like to go to Banff and Lake Louise in Canada

What is your favorite TV show? ‘The Great British Baking Show” or “New Girl”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … have run 14 marathons!

What are some of your personal hobbies? Running, crafting, baking, ordering things from Amazon Prime

Last book you read? “Turn the Ship Around” by L. David Marquet

Last movie you saw? “The Last Blockbuster” documentary on Netflix

Any kids? Pets? I have a cat named Gibson

Favorite food on campus? Starbucks

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? The Covid-19 testing site at McNair, of course!