Get to Know HQ: Maria Morales-Hankins

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At VMSI, our employees are what make us valuable. In order to connect with our customers and employees near and far, VMSI is engaging in a social media web series introducing our headquarters staff to the world. With random interview questions, you’re sure to learn something new and interesting about those working in the corporate office!

Maria Morales-Hankins is the Human Resources Manager at VMSI. She is responsible for new hire onboarding and orientation, payroll processing, timekeeping, tax-related reporting and administering other HR programs which keeps VMSI compliant.

Maria is a native Washingtonian born in Washington, DC on September 25th.  She currently resides in Aldie, VA with her husband, sons and furry babies.  Her hobbies include gardening, reading, hiking, cooking and having fun.

Random Facts

What is your breakfast food? Coffee, Coffee, Coffee! I know this is a drink, but it is critical. I rarely eat breakfast, but when I do my favorite is a ham and cheese omelet with a well toasted English muffin.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is tough as I have many favorites…. but a good steak, French bread, sweet potato and salad.

What is your most used emoji? Smiley face with sunglasses – probably something to do with the fact that I always wear my sunglasses.

If you had a talk show, who would your first three guests be? For the first show, no one famous just my three best girlfriends as we are hilarious when we are together.

If you could choose only one place to go on vacation for the rest of your life, where would it be and why? The beach! I prefer white sands and clear water like the Gulf Coast, but Tahiti would work too.

What three items would you take on a deserted island?  My family (I’m counting them as one), sunglasses, and my phone for music and pictures.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working? Hanging out with my family either doing something fun or just watching a good show and having a meal.

What TV Show could you binge watch? I have a list, but my top two would be The Office and Seinfeld.  These never get old and they are always funny.

Toilet Paper: over or under?   Not a biggie for me as I live with all men, so I am just happy to have it in the bathroom…even if it isn’t on the roll.