Spotlight: Kunwal Ahmad

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Kunwal Ahmad with the Department of Pediatrics – Research Resources Office.

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Name: Kunwal Ahmad

Kunwal Ahmad

Title: Senior Research Administration Associate

Department: Pediatrics – Research Resources Office

How long have you been at BCM? 16 years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? My ‘work family’

How are you coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has it impacted your job at BCM? I’ve been fortunate to remain healthy throughout the pandemic. Luckily I have been able to work from home and have come to really enjoy it.

Where were you born? Pakistan

What is your favorite kind of food? I love sandwiches! Every culture has their own variation of bread, a protein filling, and a glue, which can be cheese, hummus, or a yogurt sauce, to hold it all together.

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? There are so many great places to eat in Houston, I can’t pick just one. The tacos!

What’s on your music playlist? Colors by Black Pumas, Come by Jain, Astronaut in the Ocean by Masked Wolf, Vulture Prince (album) by Arooj Aftab, anything by MIA, and Deep End by Foushee.

What is your dream vacation? Hawaii

What have you binged watched recently? “Kim’s Convenience” (Season II) on Netflix. I preferred the first season.

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … am fluent in Urdu, the official language of Pakistan. Most people who grow up in the States lose a lot of native pronunciation.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Playing tennis, reading and cooking.

Last book you read or podcast you listened to? Book: “Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance” by Ruth Emmie Lang. Podcast: “Revisionist History” by Malcolm Gladwell

Last movie you saw? “Black Widow”

Favorite food on campus? A vegetable wrap from Salata always hits the spot.

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Well it’s my cubicle of course!