“PULSE has given me the space to think in terms of where I see myself, where I want to go and what I want to do. It has given me the space to think about what I want in my life moving forward. ” – Tom Mulholland
Tom Mulholland, originally of Mayville, New York, graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a degree in Sociology. Thomas has been involved with volunteering at the Thomas Merton Center by helping to coordinate NewPeople and special events as well as helping to promote sustainable food and environmental sustainability by working at the East End Coop. Tom also enjoys drawing, printmaking, and listening to music. He is serving at GTECH Strategies.
Isy Ibibo: How has PULSE inspired you to live/think/act differently?
Tom Mulholland: PULSE has impacted the way I think on a couple of fronts. It’s given me the space to think in terms of where I see myself, where I want to go and what I want to do. It has given me the space to think about what I want in my life moving forward. It’s given me the space to be more reflective about my actions and how I’m living. It’s put me in a place where I’ll try to be more mindful about how I share space with others.
Isy: What have you enjoyed most about living in community?
Tom: Typically I’m not super social. But I do really like being around people. I like living around other folks I can hang out with and talk to.
Isy: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?
Tom: I enjoy how varied the work can be. I get to do a little bit of everything. I get to go out and de-sod a lot and sometimes I help build playgrounds, but most of my time I ‘m doing administrative work at the office. I get to go to administrative meetings. It’s a lot of different things. Plus, I am so impressed by the people of GTECH. They are so methodical in their process of pursuing their mission. It’s really cool to see people who are so mindful of the work that they are doing.
Isy: What’s your favorite “family meal” recipe for the house?
Tom: Most of our meals end up being interesting failures. They taste fine but they don’t turn out in the form that we originally intended. The other night we had the sloppiest lasagna with every vegetable imaginable in it. You never know what you’re going to get but that’s a good thing.
Isy: What is the most interesting/fun adventure you’ve had in Pittsburgh so far?
Tom: I’m three books deep in Wheel of Time and I’ve watched almost all of Gilmore Girls. I’ve enjoyed my relaxation.
Story by PULSE Participant Isy Ibibo.
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