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Name: Shinika Phillips.

Department: Volunteer and Guest Services.

How long have you worked at MUSC: 21 months.

Hometown: Seattle.

What did you want to be when you were a child: A teacher.

Three words that best describe you: Humorous, friendly and positive.

Languages spoken other than English: A little Spanish.

Interests: Movies, swimming, and playing videos with my son.

Favorite Charleston landmark: The new Cooper River Bridge (Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge).

First thing you notice about people: Their smile.

Something that makes you smile: When my son tells me how much he loves me and why.

Something important life has taught you: Never give up.

Your philosophy on life: Live everyday to the fullest and do whatever it is that your heart desires.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2008
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