Last month, we were pleased to welcome Ben Graber on board the ELDI team. A current fellow with PULSE, an organization that connects university graduates with Pittsburgh based non-profits, Ben will be with us for the next 10 months, contributing to our land recycling activities and gaining an in-depth look into community planning and development.
Hailing from Plain City, Ohio, Ben graduated from Otterbein University last year with a degree in physics. Throughout school, he was actively involved in a range of groups, from Habitat for Humanity to his school’s A capella choir, Ottertuned
We sat down with Ben to learn more about PULSE and his aspirations in Pittsburgh and beyond.
What motivated you to become a PULSE fellow?
How were you placed with ELDI and how long is the placement?
How does PULSE support you through this process?
Can you talk about your role within ELDI? What will you be doing?
What are you most looking forward to learning and contributing during this placement?
Do you hope to stay in Pittsburgh/East Liberty after this fellowship?
What areas or industries do you hope to pursue when your time with PULSE is over?
What’s your favorite East Liberty spot?
What has been most surprising about Pittsburgh/East Liberty so far?