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“My favorite part of the PULSE experience has been getting to know new people. You learn about people much faster living in a tightly-knit community. Even though it has only been 8 months, I feel as if I have known this years PULSERs for years.” Jonathan Luginbill grew up and went to college in Bluffton,...
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Joey Nyame, originally from Philadelphia, PA, is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she spent her time studying Psychology.  In addition to her studies, Joey was a Civic Engagement Officer. While in Pittsburgh, Joey’s placement is with POWER (Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery). Her role is the Outcomes Coordinator where she coordinates the surveying...
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I’ve learned that I enjoy having a variety of tasks to do on a daily basis. I love that my placement provides me the opportunity to be creative and rarely has a dull moment. As a recent graduate, Hannah Geiser has always been busy. Studying Biochemistry at from Goshen College, participating in Goshen’s Sustainability Semester...
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I’ve learned about how much I can really handle. Moving to a brand new city nearly 400 miles from home and diving into an intentional community calls for a lot of resilience on its own.  I’ve found it all to be extremely worth it and I can definitely say that being a PULSEr has shown...
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“I love the community living aspect of PULSE. There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to a house full of fun, goofy, caring people that are going through what you are going through. I love having this transition year after college.” – Emily Kraybill Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Emily Kraybill graduated...
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“I love living in a city. I love how it makes you feel connected and part of a collective. Living in Pittsburgh has brought me closer to the human experience. The experience of living in the city with fellow young people is so rewarding. I never thought a highlight of my day would be riding the...
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“The 2013-2014 PULSE participants are a wonderfully diverse group of gifted people.  Seeing and experiencing their passion only motivates me to work harder in my every pursuit, and to learn more from every person and scenario I encounter.”  – Alex Smith Alex Smith is a fan of all things Pittsburgh. Growing up in Greensburg, Pa,...
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Living in a city is not always what it seems. Before experiencing a new place, we can hardly predict what it will be like. Often times, we develop expectations based upon what we hear from others. Rebecca Dyck traveled to Pittsburgh after hearing about the PULSE program through a family friend. Not only is she...
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“PULSE is a great launching point into the rest of the city. It connects you to a work place and community who are full of inspired people, people who are looking to do exciting things and get involved with what is going on around them.”    -Abbie Miller Abbie Miller is someone who may be considered...
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The transition from college to the “working world” can be tough.  It often leaves many in a position that they’ve never experienced. Empowered with a degree, new ideas, inspiration and (possibly) fear, recent college graduates are often filled with anxiety about what to do with it all. For Ruth Maust, PULSE provides a safe place...
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