Fellow Stories

Fellow Story: Jack Shomberg

“I’m learning about how much I value relationships. I feel like my success in my non-profit comes from nurturing those relationships.” -Jack Shomberg A graduate of Goshen College, Jack Shomberg majored in Environmental Science – Sustainability. He was heavily involved in community service at Goshen, including his work in Cambodia, where he served as a Sustainable...
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Fellow Story: Stephan Patterson

“Advocating for myself is something that I haven’t had to do in the past, but PULSE has made me think more about contributing my voice and offering new perspectives.” -Stephan Patterson Stephan Patterson comes to Pittsburgh by way of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Stephan received his degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining PULSE,...
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Fellow Story: Molly Campbell

“While I was nervous to begin my first day of service, those feelings went away once I met everyone in the office. Everyone who works here is dedicated to changing the lives of our partner families.” -Molly Campbell Molly Campbell is a Pittsburgh native. Molly received her degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Sociocultural...
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Fellow Story: Lydia Blandford

“I want my service to be the best it can be and that’s led to me being a lot more outspoken and more competitive with myself.”  -Lydia Blandford  Lydia Blandford grew up in Columbia, Maryland, and attended the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a degree in Economics and a certificate in Arabic Language and Culture. At...
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Fellow Story: Vince Balestrino

“Working with the students inspires me and gives me the energy to take on the problems in our schools and local communities.” -Vince Balestrino A graduate of Duquesne University Vince Balestrino majored in Public Relations and Advertising while minoring in Intercultural Engagement.  Vince has devoted himself to marketing.  He was a Marketing Fellow for 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP in Pittsburgh,...
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Fellow Story: Renee Toney

“I enjoy the fun dynamic in my house- just the atmosphere and different personas in my house create a cohesive environment.”  -Renee Toney Renee Toney, a native of Georgetown, Guyana completed her undergraduate degree at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a major in Law and Society and a minor in Sociology. During her time in...
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Fellow Story: Kimberly Hunter

“I enjoy having space and freedom to explore areas that interest me professionally and causes I want to support. It’s awesome to feel like you’re an integral part of the great work that is being done in Pittsburgh.” -Kimberly Hunter A graduate of Duquesne University, Kimberly Hunter majored in Communication and Rhetoric with a minor in Political...
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Fellow Story: Jack Hurley

“I’ve become a little more generous as I’ve found myself dedicating my time to service, the people I live with, and my own wellness.” -Jack Hurley A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Jack Hurley majored in Biological Studies and Urban Studies and minored in Chemistry, and a member of the Honors College. He was heavily involved in...
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Fellow Story: Casey Devine

“I enjoy the passion of my coworkers and I enjoy the positive feedback from the agencies my nonprofit works with.” -Casey Devine A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Casey Devine majored in Global Studies and French and Francophone Studies. She was heavily involved in research at Carnegie Mellon, where she researched French language legislation and its...
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