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“PULSE has made me want to push myself professionally, try new things in the city, and grow as a young adult.” -Louise McManus Louise McManus, a native of Bedford Hills, New York, completed her undergraduate degree at John Carroll University with a major in Sociology and a concentration in Aging Studies. During her time in school, she helped...
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“I’m learning that I am a better leader than I’d anticipated; I don’t have to have all the answers, and I can be a conduit for others’ thoughts and ideas to affect positive change.” -Kit Stookey A graduate of St. Olaf College, Kit Stookey majored in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. They were heavily involved...
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“I’m surrounded by people whose backgrounds, skills, and experiences differ from my own and there’s opportunities for growth and valuable friendships.” -Kaitlyn Roth Kaitlyn Roth, a native of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, completed her undergraduate degree at Juniata College with a major in Biology and Communication Advocacy. During her time in school, she was involved with the Student...
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“I have been inspired to be more patient. I am better able to think and act with empathy and put myself in other people’s shoes.” -Julia Gagosian Julia Gagosian comes to Pittsburgh by way of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Julia received her degree in Political Science with a certificate in Public and Professional Writing from the University of...
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“PULSE has challenged me to think about Pittsburgh as something so much more than a beautiful city at the crux of three rivers with hip neighborhoods…” -Jarrett Crowell Jarrett Crowell grew up in Redwood City, CA, and attended the University of California, Davis where he earned a degree in International Relations with a minor in Spanish. Through...
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“I like being able to connect with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, but who all share a passion and drive for serving their communities.” -Howard Ly A graduate of Earlham College, Howard Ly majored in Human Development and Social Relations. He was heavily involved in community service at Earlham, including his work with...
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“I have gained additional confidence in myself and am able to lead even more effectively now. PULSE has provided the tools to magnify my voice.” -Doug Wampler Doug Wampler comes to Pittsburgh by way of Fredrick, Maryland. Douglas received his degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, he assisted with research on...
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“I’ve been able to make connections in the non-profit space, among peers, and in the city in general.” -Chelsea Contino Chelsea Contino grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania and attended Allegheny College where she earned a degree in Communication Arts, with a minor in Psychology. At Allegheny, she served as the Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, the Event and Logistics Director...
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“There are so many opportunities and so many interest groups. I was not prepared for the level of unique things happening here.” -Brenner Burkholder Brenner Burkholder, a native of Topeka, KS, completed his undergraduate degree at Goshen College with a major in Environmental Science. During his time in school, he was heavily involved in research, participating in research...
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“I have seen so many different opportunities both career and otherwise through my housemates and other fellows as well as speakers at seminar and through my non-profit.” -Abbey Schulz Abbey Schulz, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been a Pittsburgh Steelers fan for as long as she can remember. Growing up and caring for...
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