Hannah Green grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Allegheny College where she earned a degree in Communication Arts, with a minor in German Studies, while maintaining her Dean’s List status. Hannah has worked with the Gifted and Talented Program in Meadville, PA. She also tutored elementary school children with Meadville’s America Reads Program. Hannah served as the Public Relations Chair for Allegheny College’s chapter of UNICEF. In her free time, Hannah loves experiencing the latest music, television and films. She also enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. She is a part of the East End cohort, and is serving at Oakland Planning and Development Corporation.
Amanda Alexandre: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?
Hannah Green: I have enjoyed getting to know the Oakland neighborhoods and the people who live there. I grew up in Pittsburgh, but I never got the chance to engage with Oakland in the way that I am able to through my service with OPDC. Oakland is unique because it is home to both students and long-time residents. It’s been really interesting to see the challenges that come along with working with so many different kinds of people who have such different relationships with the neighborhood.
Amanda: What have you enjoyed most about living in community?
Hannah: I have really enjoyed learning about other people’s experiences and building relationships with my housemates. I live in Stanton, which is great, because there is almost always someone home to talk to or hang out with. It’s been fun developing a family dynamic with the people I live with.
Amanda: What is the most interesting/fun adventure you’ve had in Pittsburgh so far?
Hannah: A group of PULSErs and I attended a gallery crawl downtown, then went to a music event in the South Hilltop. We didn’t have to spend any money and we were able to see some great art and music.
Amanda: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?
Hannah: I love Heather’s butternut squash soup!
Amanda: What is the best part of the PULSE experience?
Hannah: I think the best part has been getting the opportunity to be apart of the PULSE community. I have loved getting to know the other PULSErs and being able to experience post-grad life alongside them has made the transition from college to the “real world” much easier.
Story by PULSE Participant Amanda Alexandre.
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