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“I have been able to climb to the top of churches for pictures and experiences, I’ve been able to talk to business owners and community members and get to know them, I feel as if I’m starting to make the South Hilltop a home.” A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, William has a degree in...
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“I am learning that it is important to me to make time to spend with people. In PULSE, the cohort lives in six separate houses throughout Pittsburgh, so I have to be more intentional about making that time.” Sierra Bienz, originally from Laramie, Wyoming, received her degree in Linguistics with a minor in Cognitive Science...
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“PULSE has inspired me to take action on my values, whether that’s at home, at work or in the community. I want to be making the most positive impact possible in whatever space I occupy.” Camille Jonlin, originally from Seattle, Washington, is a graduate of Carleton College where she majored in Sociology/Anthropology and minored in Russian. Camille...
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“It’s really cool that we’re all here for the same mission and we’re constantly supporting each other. When we have a bad day we’re there to support each other and on good days we hype each other up. We push one another by holding each other accountable for being a participant in this community.” Sophie...
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“PULSE and my housemates have challenged me to engage in the community around me, as well as focus on myself as a part of that community. “ Adam Gerard grew up in Greencastle, Indiana and attended Houghton College where he earned a degree in Theology. Adam is passionate about serving others and ministering to communities and people,...
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“Every interaction I have with housemates is supportive and encouraging in some way. They listen to me when something isn’t going right. They push me to advocate for myself in and out of the work space. They push me to get everything I want out of this service year. They push me to step up,...
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“PULSE has inspired me to reach more into the community I live in, and to actively search out opportunities because there is just so much available to us.” Jacqueline Journeay, originally from Alameda, California, received her degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining PULSE, she served for two years as an Education...
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“I feel like I’m living and acting more intentionally, which has been a major opportunity for self-growth.” A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Emma majored in International Studies with a focus on Gender and minored in Sociology and Film/Media Studies. Emma was a Girl Scout member from ages 6 to 18, and over her time with the organization,...
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“Being part of the PULSE community has pushed me to ask more challenging questions within my work space about bringing social equity to what my nonprofit does.” A graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, Tina Goparaju has a combined major in Ethics, History & Public Policy and Fine Arts. While at CMU, Tina served with Start on Success,...
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“I chose to transition from working in engineering to PULSE so that I could be more active in the community and be able to help people.” A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Peter Carter majored in Chemical Engineering and minored in Chemistry. Prior to joining PULSE, he worked as a chemist with the PPG Coatings Innovation...
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