Kyle Auringer

Position in the office - SALD Student Manager

What are you doing now-a-days?

I am currently writing a response to a questionnaire for a website page about me and other alumni of SALD-O-JEC.  I am also enjoying electricity in my room for the first time in three days!  This year, I am teaching at two secondary schools in a rural sub-Sahara African village through an organization called the Benedictine Volunteer Corps.  Afterwards, I plan on moving back to Minnesota, working as a laboratory technician, but I am open to any new opportunity that comes my way.

What does it mean for you to have worked in SALD-O-JEC?

SALDO-O-JEC provided me with a wonderful experience with immense responsibilities while leading an outstanding team of student workers and following the guidance of spectacular supervisors.  My supervisors, team members and responsibilities not only allowed me the opportunity to continue developing my communication and interpersonal skills, but they also challenged me to dig deep into my personal development and search for who I am and what I am about.  With that being said, I truly feel like I have been able to delve deeper into the wonders of Africa and extract the incredible things it has to offer by utilizing the skills and values I practiced at SALD-O-JEC. 

  Kyle with his students in Tanzania

 Kyle and his colleagues at the Hormel Cancer Research Facility in Austin, MN

In the Lab