Staff Spotlights

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Name: Raquel Strauss
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Years at UCSF: 2 years
Years in Cardiology Division: 10 months
Role: Personnel Operations Manager

What’s your favorite aspect of your role at UCSF and why?: One of the things I love about HR is the gratification of helping out my colleagues and creating an inclusive workplace.

What’s one ‘fun fact’ about you that not many people know?: I moved to the West Coast two years ago and I am born and raised in New York/New Jersey area where my family resides.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?:Reading, hiking, exploring new restaurants. I am a big foodie and love to try different cuisines.

If you could learn anything, what would that be?: Real Estate Investing

 

Tom Dunn

Name: Tom Dunn
Hometown: Born and raised in San Jose, CA, but have lived in San Francisco for the last 17 years.
Years at UCSF: 3.75
Years in Cardiology Division: 3.75
Role: Research Finance Analyst; basically, I manage the post award budgets for all Cardiology awards.

What’s your favorite aspect of your role at UCSF and why?: Knowing that in some small way, I am helping the research being done in Cardiology. And although I do miss going to the office and actually seeing people, it is nice to have a role that is well suited for Work From Home.

What’s one ‘fun fact’ about you that not many people know?: Just adopted a rescue puppy. We named him Remy.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?: Exploring all aspects and areas of the City. Checking out all the restaurants, bars, parklets, parks, and beaches. Giants baseball. Traveling whenever possible. Not working.

If you could learn anything, what would that be?: Guitar… I have tried a couple of times, but I seem to be someone better at appreciating music than playing/making it.

 

Helena Eitel

Name: Helena Eitel
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Years at UCSF: 4
Years in Cardiology Division: 4
Role: User Experience Designer at Eureka

What’s your favorite aspect of your role at UCSF and why?: I love working towards our mission of accelerating medical research.

What’s one ‘fun fact’ about you that not many people know?: I've loved to scuba dive since I was 11 years old!

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?: I like to explore new coffee shops, paint, and hike in the mountains.

If you could learn anything, what would that be?: I would love to learn to speak Spanish.