When I graduated from the University of Minnesota in May, I knew I was ending one chapter and beginning another as an alum and young professional. I also knew I wanted to find a meaningful gap year program before starting my Master of Architecture studies. All the pieces fell into place and I am so excited to move to Pittsburgh as a fellow with PULSE.
This year will allow me to temporarily step away from architecture to spend time learning about broader topics that affect the profession - topics like urban development, community organizing, and sustainable practices. The PULSE Fellowship will enable me to grow and learn while contributing to and investing in the city. The mission of our organization is to cultivate a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. Recent grads, like myself, partner with local nonprofits for a year of service and leadership training. In addition to working across disciplines and across the city, the fellows live together in intentional community.
Part of my first task with PULSE is to assemble a team of people who will support me in this work, as I realize that I can’t do this work alone. Like many nonprofits, we have various sources of income, one of which is individual donations. Over the next year, I am looking to raise a minimum of $2500. Would you consider supporting me in this work? This funding will help cover program expenses ranging from housing fees to grants for professional development. Your support will help expand the nonprofit sector impacting the lives of Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable. Thank you so much!