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Name: Ignacio “Iggy” Pla.

What is your job at MUSC: Project coordinator for ART.

How long at MUSC: 6 months.

Where were your born: Miami, Fla.

How did you meet your wife: I had a motorcycle accident three-and-a-half years ago, and I ended up in the trauma center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. My wife was a resident. I had four broken ribs, two broken vertebras, and a broken femur that now is a titanium rod. She saw me and knew exactly what to do. If it wasn’t for her, I would not be alive.

What did you want to be when you were little: A fighter pilot.

What was your first job: Working at a concession stand at a youth sports center.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job: Seeing the outcome of hard work; coordinating and working with other contractors to create something.

Bad habit: Smoking cigars.

Something you do that is silly but really fun: Krispy Kreme Friday. I bring in two dozen doughnuts; the other employees act all upset, scared about getting fat, but the doughnuts are gone in a flash.

Favorite way to unwind: Walking my dog, Jesse, or going for a run.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2008
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