Succeeding in a team environment requires many traits: great leadership, a positive outlook, being hardworking and helpful to your teammates, and, perhaps the most important trait of all, having fun.
These attributes, and more, describe Rob Labra.
Don’t take my word for it; the words above were used by Rob’s co-workers who nominated him for our Employee Spotlight. Rob is a true team player who does everything he can to make sure his colleagues in the lab, the office staff and the doctors are all set up for success.
Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Rob moved to McKinney, Texas before settling in northwest Georgia with his parents and sister. Rob is half Cuban, something “people would not guess at first,” takes a lot of inspiration from his grandfather, a cancer researcher at MD Anderson, and has a goal to help people on a global scale – however that opportunity presents itself, Rob would like to make our world a better place.
Q & A
Q: If you could snap your fingers and be an expert in something, what would it be?
Rob: I’d like to be a blacksmith, I have a real appreciation for their craft – if anyone else is interested, I highly recommend the YouTube series “Forged in Fire.”
Q: If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
R: A NASA astronaut – it doesn’t matter which one. My dad has a recording of the moon landing and it had a major impact on me.
Q: Pick one song that best describes you and why?
R: “Friends” by Shalamar. It’s a classic, catchy disco song that has a reliable consistency with suble changes added in.
Q: Who would you choose to play yourself in a movie?
R: I have two choices: if I’m going for someone who resembles me, I would choose Jerry Ferrara. But if it could be anyone? I would bring Robin Williams back to life – his positive energy is something I try to channel every day.
Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
R: “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” by The Darkness. Not many people know this, but I have a pretty good falsetto voice.
Q: What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
R: Gaming with my longtime friends. We all moved to different areas after high school, so it’s a great way to stay in touch.
Thank you, Rob, for your hard work, positive energy and contributions you bring daily to the SkinPath family!