“I am more aware of how important it is to make connections with people. Pittsburgh is a community where many people know each other and these relationships matter and shape you.” – Noble Smith
A graduate of University of Pittsburgh, Noble Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science while minoring in Sociology and receiving certificates in German and Portuguese. At Pitt, he served as Vice President of the Genocide Relief and Awareness Club, was a founding member of the Alpha Tau Omega Panhellenic Fraternity, and worked as a mailroom clerk. Additionally, Noble volunteered with Pitt Keep It Real, where he worked with Somali immigrants as a math and reading tutor, and with the Durham Food Pantry. Noble is proficient in Spanish, Portuguese, English and German! In his free time, he is passionate about rugby, political awareness, and community outreach. He is a part of the East End cohort, and is serving with East Liberty Development, Inc..
Kaleigh Herron: How has PULSE inspired you to live/think/act differently?
Noble Smith: I am more aware of how important it is to make connections with people. Not just networking, but making genuine connections and relationships with people in and out of PULSE. Pittsburgh is a community where many people know each other and these relationships matter and shape you.
Kaleigh: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?
Noble: I enjoy learning about something that I was relatively unfamiliar with, but something that I have always enjoyed.
Kaleigh: What have you enjoyed most about living in community?
Noble: I have enjoyed building relationships with my roommates. Everyone brings a different story to the house and developing a family dynamic has been enjoyable.
Kaleigh: What surprised you most about Pittsburgh?
Noble: The hills!
Kaleigh: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?Noble: Mediterranean lentil rice with caramelized onions.
Story by PULSE Participant Kaleigh Herron.
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