Staff Profile: Kyle Santander

Vicky Tsur

Our incredible Health Coordinator, Kyle Santander, works tirelessly to keep Hausner staff and students healthy. He coordinates our COVID testing program, hands out endless ice-packs, looks after students who feel unwell, and so much more! He does it all with care, patience and good humor. We asked him some questions about his life in and out of Hausner. You will be surprised at some of his answers!
1. How long have you lived in the Bay Area, where did you come from and what brought you here?
I have lived in the Bay Area for 22 years (my whole life). Just before starting at Hausner, I was still in college and was working on my EMT certification. As soon as I got certified with the state and county, I was looking for jobs and found my place at Hausner!
2. What is your role at Hausner and how long have you been here? 
My role at Hausner as the Health Coordinator consists of facilitating routine COVID-19 testing, tending to the injured and ill, overseeing the special and routine medical needs of students, etc. I have been at Hausner for about a year now. 
3. What is the highlight of your working week?
The highlight of my working week is coming out to lunch duty every day and interacting with the students. I grew up as an only child and it was always quiet at home; so I always appreciate the interactions that I have with all the students. 
4. What do you do when you're not at work?
When I am not at work, I typically like to watch movies/shows with my family and three lovely cats. I also enjoy going on long walks at the park during the weekend as I play Pokemon Go.
5. Where do you think you would work if you weren't at Hausner?
If I was not in my current position at Hausner, I would more than likely be working on an ambulance as an EMT. 
6. Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
Before COVID-19 came down on us all, I used to go paintballing every month with my friends and thought about doing professional paintballing. It was definitely my #1 hobby with friends, but it is still difficult to return to it due to COVID-19. 
7. What is your favorite Hebrew word or phrase?
The only Hebrew I've picked up are basic phrases or greetings. However, my favorite word/phrase by far is "Shabbat Shalom"! It is something that we should all be hearing from each other after a hard, long week.

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