Spotlight: Maria Lopez

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Maria Lopez with the Department of Education Innovation and Technology.

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Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez

Name: Maria Lopez

Title: Administrator

Department: Department of Education Innovation and Technology

How long have you been at BCM? 23 Years

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The great people I have had an opportunity to work with for over 23 years.

How are you coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has it impacted your job at BCM? I coped by remaining optimistic and staying busy! I work with a very supportive and resilient team at BCM.

Where were you born? Houston

What is your favorite kind of food? Wholesome foods

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? Salata- seafood mix salad.

What’s on your music playlist? Jimi Hendrix

What is your dream vacation? A yoga retreat

What have you binged watched recently? “Beyond Belief”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … am taking golf lessons

What are some of your personal hobbies? Cooking, yoga, indoor plants

Last book you read or podcast you listened to? “Getting to Neutral”

Last movie you saw? “Dog”

Any kids? Pets? Two dogs: Pocket and Shadow

Favorite food on campus? Tacos from Morrison Cafe