Participant Story: Katie Phillips

I am learning that there is value in sharing my perspectives with others and that by sharing who I am, my community can help me be a better person.” – Katie Phillips

A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Katie Phillips received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing concentration and an Anthropology minor.  While at Bryn Mawr, she worked in the library, worked for a congressional campaign, and volunteered with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia chapter.  Additionally, Katharine studied abroad in Ireland and China during her undergraduate studies. She is interested in politics and social justice and enjoys horseback riding and traveling.  She is a part of the Northside cohort, and is serving at PUMP.

Maryem Aslam: What has been the most valuable part of the PULSE experience so far?

Katie Phillips: Being challenged to work harder and to be engaged with the things that matter the most to my community.

Maryem: Tell me something you are learning about yourself through PULSE.

Katie: I am learning that there is value in sharing my perspectives with others and that by sharing who I am, my community can help me be a better person.

Maryem: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?

Katie: I love that my nonprofit partnership is creating connections across issues and organizations to empower young people to bring equity to our region and beyond.

Maryem: What have you enjoyed most about living in community?

Katie: The friendships. I love that living in community challenges us all to be more supportive and kind to each other.

Maryem: What surprised you most about Pittsburgh?

Katie: How passionate people are about their city and how invested they are in making it a better place.

Maryem: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?

Katie: Chester Chip Cookies, Ally’s special recipe!

Story by PULSE Participant Maryem Aslam.

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