When I graduated from University of Pittsburgh in April, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiar; Pitt, friends, and family, I decided to join the PULSE program in Pittsburgh, PA.
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. They invite recent college graduates (like myself) to partner with local nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. I am excited about the PULSE program because I will work with a nonprofit whose goals align with my own while developing meaningful relationships with other fellows, others within my partner non-profit, and members of the Pittsburgh community.
I am looking forward to participating in transformative service while learning what it means to work in the community and growing as an individual. My hope for the year is to grow as leader, in my dedication to service, and in my understanding of myself. Following my service year, I plan to attend graduate school to study community health and receive a Master of Public Health. Throughout my year with PULSE, I will gain tangible experiences to apply toward my studies while enacting meaningful change before moving onto graduate school.
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, that 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 a minimum of $2500 to cover expenses for this year of service and leadership. Your support will help impact the lives of Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable.