I just completed 4 inspiring years at John Carroll University in the Arrupe Scholars Program, a group dedicated to the academic study of inequality as well as advocating for positive social change in the greater Cleveland community. I have learned a lot from the Jesuit tradition of “being a man and woman for and with others.” Now that I have graduated, I am motivated to continue this tradition by joining the PULSE program in Pittsburgh, PA. PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders dedicated to improving the lives of people in Pittsburgh. They invite recent, college graduates to partner with local nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. I was drawn to PULSE because I wanted to invest in a city that has so much history for my family, live in community with recent graduates, and serve for a non-profit organization. I am looking forward to being able to spend the next year learning and growing in my first steps toward adulthood. I chose to attend PULSE because, through the Arrupe Scholars Program, I was able to see how exceptionally rewarding it is to immerse oneself in a project or an organization that serves others. Through my work and responsibility as an Arrupe Scholar, I have developed the skills and knowledge to be a successful leader, advocate for social change, and engage with a diverse community. This work encouraged me to pursue interests and challenge myself beyond my comfort zone. I learned about injustices that surround the world and our community and I cemented my interest in aiding the geriatric population. When I move to Pittsburgh in August, I’m excited to continue helping others, creating positive change, and finding my true potential for the future. Part of my first task as a PULSE participant is to assemble a team of people who will support me in this work. I realize that I can’t do this work alone; I need others to come alongside me and partner with me. Would you please consider supporting me in this work? I am in the process of raising funds to cover expenses for this year of service and leadership. I can assure you that your support will help impact the lives of Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable.