Hello, my name is . . . Tim Dailey

On Mondays, the Daily Voice introduces you to a member of the UMass Medical School community—could be a new face, or maybe one that’s has been around for a while. We’ve asked our subjects to answer a few questions that might give you insight into their personalities. If you have a suggestion as to someone who might be profiled, let us know at ummscommunications@umassmed.edu

Tim Dailey is manager of web content and graphic design for Commonwealth Medicine. He has been at UMass Medical School since April 2006.

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What brought you here to UMass Medical School?
I was interested in working again for an academic institution. I had worked for my alma mater, Curry College, after graduation and enjoyed working in education. Although Commonwealth Medicine has become much more business-like, it still has its roots in academia.

What do you love most about the work that you do?
I enjoy the variety of the work I do and the chance to work with many different groups within Commonwealth Medicine. I get to design and develop websites, design marketing materials, and do some photography. Also, because I work for the Marketing Analytics Department, I get to help a variety of people and groups and this has helped me to better understand all aspects of this complex organization.

What is the practical application of your work?
I build websites for Commonwealth Medicine and the centers and programs within it. I also design a variety of marketing materials to promote the work that’s done by Commonwealth Medicine. What I do helps to promote the work that Commonwealth Medicine does, and by extension, the University.

Which trait do you most admire in yourself?
I like being creative. And being able to create something new.

What’s the question you’re most often asked about your work—and the answer?

Q: Can you help me?
A: Yes

Describe yourself in six words or fewer.
Independent, creative, loyal, caring, dedicated

If you were stranded on a deserted island, name three things you would want.
Food, water and my iPhone (so addicted to that thing).

If you could have dinner with a famous person, living or dead, who would that be and why?
Carl Sagan. I’m intrigued by astronomy and the cosmos. I think he’s a fascinating person, part scientist and part philosopher. I would have loved to have had a conversation with him.

What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of work?
I went to school for photography, so in my free time I do fine art photography and have exhibited my work in several juried exhibitions. I also love to cook. I do all the cooking in my household, which works well with the fact that I love to eat.

What do you consider the most interesting thing about yourself that most people might not know (and you would want to tell them).
My wife and I adopted two of our three sons from South Korea. They are half-brothers too, having the same birthmother.