“The best part about PULSE so far has definitely been becoming close friends with all the other PULSErs. I have formed relationships within PULSE that I am confident will last far beyond just my time at PULSE.” – Brigid O’Hara
Brigid O’Hara, a native of Mt. Lebanon, is no stranger to the Pittsburgh region. She spent her college years at the College of Wooster where she studied Political Science and earned a minor in Education. Brigid participated on her school’s track and field team since her junior year, serving as captain and holding a leadership role throughout her involvement. She also was invited to the Propel Ohio Conference in Fall 2015, which gathers leaders from colleges in the state to discuss solutions for Ohio’s largest problems, such as food security, sex trafficking, and mental health. Outside of her interest in running and physical activities, Brigid enjoys photography and outdoor adventures. She is serving at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group.
Chris Steiner: What is the best part of the PULSE experience?
Brigid O’Hara: The best part about PULSE so far has definitely been becoming close friends with all the other PULSErs. I have formed relationships within PULSE that I am confident will last far beyond just my time at PULSE.
Chris: Tell me something you are learning about yourself through PULSE.
Brigid: PULSE is helping me learn exactly where my interests lie and what I am passionate about.
Chris: What have you enjoyed most about living in community?
Brigid: I have really enjoyed being able to get to know not only my house members and my cohort but all PULSErs through our community events, meals and activities.
Chris: What has suprised you most about Pittsburgh?
Brigid: As a native of Pittsburgh I had thought I already knew everything the city had to offer However, since beginning at PULSE, I have been pleasantly surprised how greatly I had underestimated the extent of what all Pittsburgh has to offer.
Chris: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?
Brigid: Anything my housemate Julia cooks. Some of my personal favorites are beef stew, butternut squash soup, vegetable lasagna or really anything else she is able to put together.
Story by PULSE Participant Chris Steiner.
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