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Name: Heather Tyson.

Department: Institute of Psychiatry, Community and Professional Education.

How long at MUSC: Since Jan. 7.

What did you want to be when you were little: Either a pediatrician or an entertainer.

What was your first job: I worked in a tanning salon so I could get free tans.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job: Just getting started, I have enjoyed learning about all of the services offered by IOP.

Do you have any pets: Two goldfish. My 3-year-old named them Superman and Spiderman.

Least favorite chore: Cleaning the toilets.

Item you must have in the refrigerator: Diet Mountain Dew.

Bad habit: Drinking too much Diet Mountain Dew.

Idea of a perfect vacation: Going to the beach and wanting to stay forever.

Favorite place in the world: Maui.

With whom would you like to trade places for a day and why: Kate Hudson playing opposite Matthew McConaughy.

If you could relive any day in your life, what would it be: My wedding day.

Historical event you wish you had witnessed: I would love to have witnessed the birth of Christ and visit the manger.

Fill in the blank: “If I were the U.S. president for a day, I would ....” increase pay for teachers.

Friday, Feb. 29, 2008
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