“The best part about living in community is probably coming home after work and being surrounded with people that I enjoy living with, and being able to talk about my day and interact with people outside of work.” – Sean Mann
Sean Mann, a native of York, Pennsylvania, graduated from Juniata Collegewith a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. During his time at Juniata, Sean started a 3D printing business using a grant offered by the school, while also serving as president and founder of his campus soccer club during his sophomore year. Sean also likes playing racquetball and other sports, reading, and building things. He is serving at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh alongside Kayla Clark.
Julia Pascale: What has been the most valuable part of the PULSE experience so far?
Sean Mann: I think that the most valuable part of the PULSE experience has been the connections to different nonprofits that I’ve made, and the ability to work with them and go to events sponsored by different nonprofits around the city. Connecting with young leaders in the city has been really valuable, and the connections that PULSE has have made that possible.
Julia: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?
Sean: I really like that I not only have a well-defined job with specific responsibilities, but also that I have the freedom to take on different projects and initiatives that aren’t necessarily in my job description. There is a good balance between office work, remote work, and actual human contact working with the people that we’re helping. Everything I do is making a positive impact at Habitat for Humanity.
Julia: What have you enjoyed most about living in community?
Sean: The best part is probably coming home after work and being surrounded with people that I enjoy living with, and being able to talk about my day and interact with people outside of work. It’s also nice to have friends that I can just go out to the park with, or do other unplanned activities in the city.
Julia: What is the most interesting/fun adventure you’ve had in Pittsburgh so far?
Sean: A few weeks ago we went to Dave and Busters as a part of a PSL/PUMP sponsored event and they gave us free game cards and had raffles and all sorts of surprises. We ended up staying there for probably four hours, and without spending any money (besides the gas to get there) we got a ton of different prizes and good stuff for our house.
Julia: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?
Sean: My favorite meal is chicken curry with rice that Chris makes. It has a lot of curry powder in it and it’s just really good.
Story by PULSE Participant Julia Pascale.
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