PULSE Fellow Stories

#GivingTuesdayNow: Erin Zehr and Global Links

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. PULSE will be participating and we are looking forward to your support! Throughout the days leading up to #GivingTuesdayNow, we’ll be sharing out about some of our fellows and Nonprofit Partners...
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#GivingTuesdayNow: Seppi Grugan and Farm to Table Western PA

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. PULSE will be participating and we are looking forward to your support! Throughout the days leading up to #GivingTuesdayNow, we’ll be sharing out about some of our fellows and Nonprofit Partners...
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#GivingTuesdayNow: Andrew Ferrante and Allegheny Conference on Community Development

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. PULSE will be participating and we are looking forward to your support! Throughout the days leading up to #GivingTuesdayNow, we’ll be sharing out about some of our fellows and Nonprofit Partners...
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Fellow Story: Jahqwahn Watson

“PULSE has inspired me to think critically about the nature of social service and the skills effective to activating intentional partnerships and transformations.” Jahqwahn Watson grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended The College of Wooster where they earned a degree in Africana Studies. At Wooster, they devoted much of their time to organizations such as the Children’s...
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Fellow Story: Alyssa Miville

“I think PULSE is structured in such a way that it makes me challenge my limited perspective. It encourages a close-knit, connected community, so considering how well-networked Pittsburgh is, there are several opportunities for community engagement.” Alyssa Miville grew up in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, then moved to Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania to live with one of her...
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Fellow Story: Bonnie Evans

“It’s a community where everyone has decided to be here intentionally. That’s so different from being in a college setting because we all came here and have the same core values. This experience has made me want to live intentionally in my day-to-day life.” A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Bonnie majored in Sociology...
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Fellow Story: Brett Smith

“PULSE has inspired me to live simply and communally, as well as grow with like-minded people.” A graduate of Stonehill College, Brett majored in Political Science. Brett has served with three different organizations in the Brockton and Easton areas of Massachusetts including Catholic charities, My Brother’s Keeper, and The Farm at Stonehill. All of these experiences taught him different...
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Fellow Story: D’Khorvillyn Tyus

“I’ve enjoyed hearing the diverse viewpoints and the ways in which people think about varying topics. My housemates have pushed me to understand things from another viewpoint and meet people where they are sometimes.” A graduate of The College of Wooster, D’Khorvillyn majored in International Relations. D’Khorvillyn was a Girl Scout from age 3 until her Senior year...
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Fellow Story: Grace Taylor

“What I have enjoyed most is the supportive environment I find myself in. Any time one of us is struggling, the rest of us are quick to offer solutions and aid in problem-solving.” Grace Taylor grew up in University Heights, Ohio and attended John Carroll University where she earned a degree in Sociology. Grace is passionate about...
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