MADELINE PRESPER (Akron, OH / John Carroll University ’12)
PARTNER: East End Cooperative Ministry
Madeline Presper grew up in Akron, OH and chose to continue her education at John Carroll University where she studied Sociology. Madeline was Chair of the Christian Life Communities, a small group leader and tutor at John Carroll. She also worked with the Summit County Probate Court in Akron. Madeline studied abroad at the National University of Ireland. Madeline worked with East End Cooperative Ministry.
What is the best part about the PULSE experience?
The community. Not only am I able to be in community with the current PULSE participants, but also with the many former PULSErs and supporters in the area.
What does your ideal Saturday morning look like?
Sleeping in, having a nice breakfast with a cup of coffee, going out and exploring Pittsburgh (a trip to the Strip or a Pitt tailgate!)
What is the best thing about your nonprofit placement?
My nonprofit placement is great because I am able to try a variety of things. It keeps the job interesting, but also challenges me to learn and try new things. I love having the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people throughout the day, including co-workers, volunteers and clients.
What are some hobbies that you would like to pursue?
I love watching movies and going to plays and concerts. I also enjoy exercising and playing sports. I am currently trying to develop my newly learned skill of knitting and develop my faith which had previously been very connected to my college experience.
Why should someone consider joining PULSE?
PULSE is a great way to transition from college to a position in the workforce, allowing you to do work that is meaningful both to you and the community. Plus, PULSE provides a strong support system for the inherent challenges that this transition holds.
Learn more about the rest of the 2012-2013 PULSE alumni.