Meet the Squad

Ariel Knowles, Clinical Data Specialist

  • How long have you lived in Texas? I've never visited Texas before and will be moving to Dallas to work at UTSW in August 2021!
  • Where are you originally from? I am from The Bahamas.
  • If you’re not from here, what do you miss most about your home? Family and the beach
  • Do you have any hobbies? I am a very crafty person and I like to sew
  • Do you like cooking? I like to bake more than I like to cook. My favorite things to bake are cookies. I recently found a great Snickerdoodle recipe.
  • What is your favorite food? Pizza, Ice cream, and Bahamian food
  • What is your favorite color? Purple
  • Do you have any hobbies? Me Time
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? I have a French Bulldog named Louie!
  • Do you have a motto that you live by? May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. - Nelson Mandela.

Becca Templeton, Senior Administrative Assistant II

  • How long have you lived in Texas? 4 years
  • Where are you originally from? San Diego CA
  • What do you miss most about your home? The Baja Mexican food
  • What is your favorite thing about Texas? The State Fair, San Diego’s fair is nothing compared to Texas.
  • What is your favorite food? Carne Asada Fries.
  • What is your favorite color? Maroon.
  • Do you like cooking? I don’t mind it, but my fiancé is much better at it.
  • If you like to cook, what is your favorite thing to prepare? Usually, some sort of pasta dish.
  • Do you have any hobbies? I took singing lessons when I was younger, and I still sing in my free time.
  • If you could time travel, what advice would you give your younger self? Not everything is the end of the world! (I was very dramatic)
  • Do you have a motto that you live by? If If so, what is it? Everything happens for a reason.
  • Is there anything else you’d like to share about yourself? am very happy to have found a home in this department!

Alice An, Research Assistant I

  • Where are you originally from? South Korea
  • What do you miss most about your home? Friends
  • How long have you lived in Texas? 12 years
  • Do you like cooking? I like baking.
  • What is your favorite food? Shrimp Diavlo Pasta
  • Do you have any hobbies? Yes, I love to play the flute and I enjoy swimming.
  • What is your favorite color? Turquoise
  • If you like to cook, what is your favorite thing to prepare? Cupcakes
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? I am glad to be part of Dermatology Department at UTSW and look forward knowing other people in our department. Thanks for welcoming.