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Kira Chaloupka

Horticulture alumni

Hometown: Opelika, AL
Major: Horticulture

If I could be anywhere I’d want to go Home, to Heaven, and I’d like to sit a while and talk to my grandfather, but mostly so I could worship my Father.

When you were a kid, did you have an idea that you might want to do what you’re doing now? 

Not at all. I wanted to be a vet. Never would I have dreamed I’d want to be a teacher.

What was your best out-of-class or off-campus study experience?

I had to opportunity to go to Ireland on a scholarship this spring to visit many of their gardens. It was my first international adventure and I had a blast!

What was the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

I don’t eat weird food, I eat good food and my Nana taught me not to eat something if I sure couldn’t say it.

What’s the hardest adjustment you’ve had to make coming to Auburn?

Studying a lot harder to keep good grades.

What has been the most fun you’ve had on campus, and why?

My Small Trees class was pretty great. I not only learned a lot, but also got a lot of exercise and met some really cool people.

What has been your most memorable experience at Auburn so far?

Being part of a school that makes winning National Championships look easy, nothing too extraordinary or anything.

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Eric Kleypas
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