JENNIFER ARNOLD (Fort Wayne, IN / Bluffton University ’12)
PARTNER: South Hills Interfaith Ministries
Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, Jennifer Arnold graduated from Bluffton University with a major in Global Relations. At Bluffton, she spent a semester abroad in Derry, Northern Ireland studying conflict resolution and peacmaking and served as a a Resident Advisor. She also served as a Construction Site Coordinator with Mennonite Central Committee in West Virginia. She is excited to live with other young people who feel driven by the same passions. Jennifer worked with South Hills Interfaith Ministries.
What do you love about Pittsburgh?
Lots of things. It’s beautiful. The people are friendly. It’s a city with a small town flair. The food is awesome. There’s always something to do. And, of course, PULSE is here!
What is the best part about the PULSE experience?
The people! My housemates and I have so much fun hanging out together. Plus, being in PULSE gives you a built in community of support which has been incredibly important for my transition after college.
What are some hobbies that you would like to pursue?
Organic Gardening. I’ve signed up to take a class at the Saxifrage School in the spring. I’m super pumped to learn more so I can grow delicious food in the garden of the Graham PULSE house!
What historical figure do you most admire?
I really admire Jane Addams. She was the founder of the Hull House in Chicago – one of the first social service agencies and intentional community living experiments. At the time, people thought she was crazy. But, she made a real difference in the lives of so many people in the neighborhood. Plus, we have the same initials.
What is a favorite cheap or free activity you’ve found in Pittsburgh?
Yoga at the Kingsley Association.
Learn more about the rest of the 2012-2013 PULSE alumni.