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Employee Spotlight - September 2018

This month's Employee spotlight features:

DD Baldonado

1. How long have you worked at Arizona Research Center?

One year, nine months and 6 days.

2. What is your role at Arizona Research Center?

I am a multi-tasker...paramedic, research coordinator and a recruiter (?)

3. Before working at Arizona Research Center, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I was an engineer/firefighter/paramedic for Pinetop Fire Department for 20 years, I was also a flight paramedic for LifeNet .

4. What is your favorite part about working at AZRC?

My peeps and continuing to help people but not having to deal with all the tragedy/trauma anymore.

5. What would be your dream vacation?

I want to go to somewhere like Bora Bora and stay on villas above the water. No TV or cell phones.

6. What is one interesting/unique thing that most people would not know about you? That is a tough one,maybe that I am very creative/artistic.

7. If you had to pick a song that represents you, what would it be?

Small town - John Mellencamp (I love him)

8. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be " an animal doctor."

9. What is your best personality trait?

I hope it is kindness

10. What phrase are you known for at work?

Bad words...💩

11. What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

A very fast muscle car.

12. What is your biggest pet peeve?


13. Who’s your celebrity crush?

It is a toss up between Sam Elliot and Channing Tatum.

14. What is your favorite movie of all time?

I have 3 favs- Shawshank Redemption, Sandlot and True Grit (the original). Of course Dumb and Dumber is an obvious choice also.

15. What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

Little women of Dallas 😂

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