Quest Student Profiles: Gabby

Gabby is a fourth year student at Quest. Gabby has played on the varsity women’s soccer team for all four years at Quest and was a team captain this year when the women’s team got Bronze at Provincials. 

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Gabby and the other fourth years on the women’s soccer team. Photo cred to Kendrick Dettmers.

Why did you pick Quest?

It was away from home (Gabby is from Vancouver) but still close enough that I could go home and see my family fairly often. I came for the Varsity soccer program, but I also really liked the concept of focusing on one class for a month. I also thought that having a nice close-knit community would be a good fit and a good support system for me.

What are you studying?

The relationship between exercise and cognition. My questions is “What is fitness?”. For my Keystone, I took a block off and conducted a study looking at how exercise and fitness status may effect cognitive ability. The coolest part of doing my Keystone was being able to look back at the end of my testing and just take in how much time I put into testing and how many people I had tested. The experience of designing, conducting, and analyzing my own study has been really rewarding.

What do you do outside of school?

I play a lot of soccer. I’m also really into exercising and fitness and introducing fitness to others (Gabby helps teach circuit classes to students). I also like spending a lot of time in cafes around Squamish.

If you could change one thing about Quest, what would it be?

More cats. Just kidding. But actually, it would be nice to be able to live off campus, especially in my fourth year.

What advice would you give to other students?

Make the most of every class you’re in–even if it doesn’t pertain to your interest find a way to get something out of it. Also, go on exchange. 

Gabby and the other fourth year soccer players with coaches Craig and Kim after winning Bronze at Provincials. Photo cred to Natalie Douglas.
Gabby and the other fourth year soccer players with coaches Craig and Kim after winning Bronze at Provincials. Photo cred to Natalie Douglas.

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