Angela Cavalieri | Aug. 19, 2013 | Harper Cancer Research Institute
During his year in the Master of Science, Brian prepared for his summer field experience under the direction of M. Sharon Stack, Ph.D., professor in the Notre Dame Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute.
Before coming to the University of Notre Dame as a Master of Science in Global Health student, Brian Kaltenecker, MS ’13, knew he wanted to participate in Notre Dame’s long standing tradition of the Bengal Bouts.
“I had never boxed before I signed-up to participate,” says Brian. “It wasn’t about the fight. I don’t really like getting hit, I played defense for my college football team so I like dishing out the hits a lot more. But learning about the wonderful work being done by the Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh and doing the fundraising to support the effort was why I participated. There is camaraderie amongst the fighters. We all respect each other and help each other learn about the sport and raise funds for the program.”