Participant Story: Emily Vogt

I really love how connected PULSE is in the city and how that access makes me feel like I belong right away.” – Emily Vogt



Emily Vogt originally comes from Ephrata, PA and attended Goshen Collegefor her studies.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in TESOL Education.  While at Goshen, Emily was heavily involved in music and service.  She traveled to Nicaragua for a service term to tutor adults and students in English.  She also worked as an English language tutor in the Goshen area. In her free time, Emily enjoys making music, playing the French horn, reading, watching movies, and being active and outside.  She is a part of the East End cohort, and is serving with The Friendship Circle.

David Hogan: What has been the most valuable part of the PULSE experience so far?

Emily Vogt:  I really love the built-in community that you get with other PULSE fellows, the house community, and the mentorship program. I really love how connected PULSE is in the city and how that access made me feel like I belonged right away.

David: How has PULSE inspired you to live/think/act differently?  

Emily: Intention is the word that first comes to mind. Through seminars, community living, and partnerships we are encouraged to think about our intentions and actions and the impact they have.

David: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?

Emily: I love the people that I work with. It’s a really positive, encouraging environment. The office volunteers brighten my day and make me laugh, smile, and be happy.

David: What surprised you most about Pittsburgh?

Emily: It surprised me how Pittsburgh seems to be made up of a bunch of small towns. Each neighborhood is so distinct, yet together they make up the whole of Pittsburgh.

David: What is the most interesting/fun adventure you’ve had in Pittsburgh so far?

Emily: A few other PULSErs and I attended Mt. Ararat Black Baptist Church. It was a lively and soulful service that was a lot of fun and gave me much to think about when I went home.

Story by PULSE Participant David Hogan.

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