If you’ve visited Starz Café at Children’s – Minneapolis, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Latisa Tyus. She and her smile are a Starz staple. Get to know Latisa in this edition of Five Question Friday.
What is your title? Describe your role.
I’m a dietary aide in Nutrition Services. Currently I work as the cashier in Starz Café. I ring up customers, set up food and beverages and clean the tables in the café.
How long have you worked at Children’s?
I have worked at Children’s for 17 years.
What do you love most about your job?
The thing I love most of all is putting a smile on people’s faces when they are having a tough day. Whether it’s a patient’s family, staff or a visitor, I love being able to make people smile.
Do you have a favorite memory from working at Children’s?
I remember when I started here and had been here only three days. Christine from the lab came in to collect a prize from the café, and I told her I was new and had to find someone to give her the prize. She was just so nice to me, and I still remember what she was wearing. To this day we still talk about how nice it is to work in such a great community here at Children’s.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love going to sporting events and love watching them on TV. I enjoy reading thriller books and am a music fanatic. I especially like music from the ’70s-’90s.