“PULSE has taught me how to be a better activist and invest in people but also into space. Pittsburgh in general, but more importantly the Northside. People in PULSE have taught me how to actively care and I appreciate that.” – Justice TenEyck
Justice TenEyck originally comes from Vancouver, Washington and attended Carleton College for his studies. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English. While at Carleton, Justice was heavily involved in community service. He was the facilitator of MSex, a course on masculinity and sexuality. He also worked with Interfaith Social Action where he worked towards prison reform, founded Carls Against Prisons also aiming for prison reform and justice. Justice also served as the President and Lt. Governor of Clark County’s Key Club. In his free time, Justice enjoys running, hiking, biking and reading books, cooking, and spending time with friends and his cat, Rowan. He is a part of the Northside cohort, and is serving at Amachi Pittsburgh.
Courtlen Vizzuso: How has PULSE inspired you to live/think/act differently?
Justice TenEyck: PULSE has taught me how to be a better activist and invest in people but also into space. Pittsburgh in general, but more importantly the Northside. People in PULSE have taught me how to actively care and I appreciate that.
Courtlen: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?
Justice: Learning all of the roles that people play in nonprofits is very enjoyable. Understanding what everyone does in the sector really helps me understand what I want to do. Seeing the impact that we have on Pittsburgh and people is something I appreciate as well. Hearing the stories of people and getting to know them as well.
Courtlen: What have you enjoyed most about living in community?
Justice: I really enjoy the diversity of interests. There are people in PULSE who feed every area of my interests. I can talk to someone about books, I can go to concerts with people, there are multiple houses that play board games. All of my interests are reflected in the community.
Courtlen: What surprised you most about Pittsburgh?
Justice: I’m surprised by how cheap it is and how much there is to do. Despite the loss of population in the past, there is much to do that has stayed. I am very surprised about the nonprofit sector network in the city and how interconnected they are.
Courtlen: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?
Justice: Creating my own noodles from scratch has been very fun and relaxing. Also, very tasty!
Story by PULSE Participant Courtlen Vizzuso.
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