“PULSE has definitely allowed me to learn from other people’s perspectives. The people in the program and in my community are so different from me, allowing both of us to teach each other new things.”
Andrew Ferrante grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and attended the University of Dayton where he earned a degree in Business Administration, Economics and Finance. Andrew is passionate about serving others, and as a Brother of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, he learned how to train new members in professional business practices in working and college environments. Andrew also volunteered as an Income Tax Assistant at a local Community Action Partnership where he spent his time creating individual tax return forms. Andrew is a part of the Northside cohort and serves at Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Andrew was interviewed by Adam Gerard.
Adam: How has PULSE inspired you to live/think/act differently?
Andrew: PULSE has definitely allowed me to learn from other people’s perspectives. The people in the program and in my community are so different from me, allowing both of us to teach each other new things.
Adam: What have you enjoyed most about living in community? How have you and your housemates pushed/encouraged one another?
Andrew: I love living in a house with people close to my age! We spend a lot of time eating and cooking dinner together after work. We are all very different people with different senses of taste, so it’s a great opportunity to try new dishes.
Adam: What have you enjoyed most about your nonprofit partnership?
Andrew: I love working at the Allegheny Conference. They are such a well-respected economic development corporation in the state, and of course, in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Friends and employees of The Conference love teaching young professionals (like me) how to improve their career, which has given me a great opportunity to better myself!
Adam: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?
Andrew: I love trying all of the new vegan recipes we try every week!
Adam: How do you like to spend your morning and evening commute?
Andrew: Catching up on the news by listening to podcasts! I love taking the bus so I don’t have to drive and I just zone out while I listen to the news.
Adam: What are three words you would use to describe your PULSE year so far?
Andrew: The Burgess Bunch
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