Quinny Moore: Brain Power...
Academics, Sports and Service at Gwynedd Mercy College
“The brain has always interested me,” explains senior Quinny Moore, a bright-eyed psychology major.
“The things that make me tick don’t necessarily make others tick. And why I do what I do is up here,”
she says, pointing to her forehead.
So, what makes this aspiring neurosurgeon tick?
Hint: Her favorite spot on the campus is the library. “Well,” Quinny laughs, “ I am always studying!
I guess I’m a stickler for getting everything done. But I love the library because it is so warm, friendly and comfortable. I feel right at home and I can really focus there.”
Quinny loves talking shop with professors. “I get to know professors even when I only have one class with them and
it’s like we’ve been friends forever. I love that! My professors have really opened my eyes and they’ve
been there for me.”
Quinny, a first-generation college student who came to Gwynedd-Mercy College on a merit scholarship, also serves as captain
for the track and field team among countless other campus activities. (See above: Phew!) A scholar-in-service, Quinny
had never been involved in community service before she got to college. “I appreciated the fact that service
was part of our values and mission at Gwynedd. They made it easy to participate. My service experience has really helped
me grow as a person.”
“I would say the service programs here
at Gwynedd-Mercy are life-changing.”
Quinny Moore, Psychology Major
Recently, Quinny had the chance to combine her love of service and scholarship in an internship at The Veteran’s
Hospital in Coatesville, PA, where she worked with veterans affected with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“I found out that the problem is GI-normous,” says Quinny. “There are no words for what this internship
has taught mehow much so many people have endured. But the internship has also opened up so many new doors. It’s
an incredible feeling to be helping others.”