“Living with people who come from different backgrounds has challenged me to think about how people have unique needs. PULSE has helped me think about how to meet these kinds of diverse needs while making sure that my own needs are being met.”
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Diana Yuh majored in Global Studies. She was heavily involved in community service at CMU and around the world, such as at the Meeso Heemang School for North Korean Refugees, where she provided tutoring and mentoring, Korean and English language education, and art and writing workshops to North Korean students. At CMU, she served as president of FORGE, where she tutored a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee family, led student volunteers in serving other refugee families, and was responsible for many other successes of the organization. She also interned with Polaris, a National Anti-Human Trafficking Network, Juntos: Creating Ties, and Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment. Diana’s hobbies include yoga, reading, drawing, and pottery. Diana is a part of the East End cohort and serves at The Global Switchboard. Diana was interviewed by Anna Weber.
Anna: How has PULSE inspired you to live/think/act differently?
Diana: Living with people who come from different backgrounds has challenged me to think about how people have unique needs. PULSE has helped me think about how to meet these kinds of diverse needs while making sure that my own needs are being met.
Anna: What have you enjoyed most about living in community? How have you and your housemates pushed/encouraged one another?
Diana: Having a full house to come back to is super cozy and beneficial to me.
Anna: What have you enjoyed most about your nonprofit partnership?
Diana: I think my non-profit service has challenged me to be connected to the Pittsburgh community in ways that I was not while I lived here before PULSE. Being able to attend events and be a part of larger conversations around the city has been inspiring!
Anna: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?
Diana: Brunch meals, especially quiche.
Anna: How do you like to spend your morning and evening commute?
Diana: I like to read, although it’s hard on the way home.
Anna: What are three words you would use to describe your PULSE year so far?
Diana: Learning my boundaries.
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