“The first year out of college was challenging for both of us, in different ways, but we took refuge in each other and in our friendships as we navigated the changes.”
2017-2018 alumni Shayna Gleason and David Hogan share the story of how they met and began a relationship through PULSE.
“We met during PULSE Start. David shared as his fun fact with the PULSE Cohort that he had had only one wisdom tooth; Shayna’s was that she’d had six. The rest is history. We developed a tradition of playing euchre or board games at Park Place Pub, the Jackson House, or the Stanton House with our housemates. Those were some of our most cherished times in Pittsburgh. The first year out of college was challenging for both of us, in different ways, but we took refuge in each other and in our friendships as we navigated the changes.
Our PULSE partnerships, Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh and Bloomfield Development Corporation asked us to work on a project together—flyering all of Bloomfield to raise awareness about an upcoming street demonstration for pedestrian safety: The Crossings. There’s nothing like flyering on 80 degree days to spark a connection. We wouldn’t have met without PULSE! And wouldn’t have discovered how much we enjoyed spending time together without that project. PULSE also gave us our first group of friends as a couple; our story is as much about them as it is about us.”