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Alumni
Keith Hershberger is a 1995-1996 PULSE alumnus. In this interview he discusses his experiences in PULSE in regards to creating community, developing leadership skills, serving in Pittsburgh.   What about the PULSE program was attractive to you? Was there anything about it that surprised you? It was a safe way to try working in my...
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John Allison is a 2012-2013 PULSE alumnus. In this interview he discusses his experiences in PULSE in regards to creating community, developing leadership skills, serving in Pittsburgh.     What about the PULSE program was attractive to you? Was there anything about it that surprised you? The part about the PULSE program that I found...
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Sara Alvarez is a 2012-2013 PULSE alumnus. In this interview she discusses her experiences in PULSE in regards to moving to a new city, living in community, serving in a nonprofit and growing as a leader.   What about the PULSE program was attractive to you? Was there anything about it that surprised you? I...
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Johnny Erevia is a 2012-2013 PULSE alumnus. In this interview he discusses his experiences in PULSE in regards to living in the city, serving in a charter school, and cooking meals in his community.   What about the PULSE program was attractive to you? Was there anything about it that surprised you? When I graduated...
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“The program made me realize the importance of community. Since my PULSE year ended, I have moved to new places where I haven’t known anyone (a few times). Building a community and finding one where I am has done wonders for me.“ -Sarah Davelaar ’11-’12 Alumnus           Sarah (Spicuzza) Davelaar  is a...
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“Now that I’ve recently relocated to Chicago and am building a new network here, I realize now even more how much PULSE helped me forge connections and get plugged in. I think because of that experience I’m much more confident now reaching out to make new connections in Chicago.“ -Charity Grimes ’09-’10 Alumnus Charity Grimes...
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“I learned so much about navigating and helping others to navigate the challenges of being young and curious. These lessons help me everyday as I sit with students seeking meaning in their lives.“-Joey Glick ’11-’12 Alumnus Joey Glick is a 2011-2012 PULSE alumnus. In this interview, we discuss the PULSE program, breaking bread, religious vocation, Pittsburgh and...
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“PULSE was everything I wanted (and needed) after graduating college. I wasn’t sure what my next steps were going to be after graduation.“-Anna (Pawsey) Wildermuth, ’10-’11 and ’11-’12 Alumnus Anna (Pawsey) Wildermuth is a 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 PULSE alumnus. In this interview, we discuss the PULSE program, living with 7 women in one house, serving two...
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“I never would have made the connections I did if it hadn’t been for my nonprofit partnership through PULSE. “-Alisha Rinefierd, ’08-’09 Alumnus Alisha Rinefierd is a 2008-2009 PULSE alumnus.  Before PULSE, she had never been to Pittsburgh and never considered working in the public sector. PULSE gave her the space to explore what she wanted in...
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  “The biggest impact was the way PULSE planted and nurtured in me a love for a particular neighborhood, a particular city and a civic identity…Embedded in that love was a sense that I could have a real, lasting impact on the places I love. “-Chad Martin, ’98-’99 Alumnus Chad Martin is a 1998-1999 PULSE alumnus....
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