Gabby grew up in Eugene, OR regularly camping, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing with her family amid the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. In 2018, she graduated with a BS in Biology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Oregon. Shortly after, she moved to Baltimore, MD where she worked as an adolescent sexual health educator and research coordinator for a public health study at Johns Hopkins University. During this time she also coached the University of Maryland Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team and helped lead discussions about racial, gender, and class equity within the local ultimate community. While appreciating the community and activism of Baltimore, she missed the proximity of nature and her family.
Gabby pursued a job in wilderness therapy in order to combine her love of nature with her passion for collaborative work and focused emotional growth. She finds group living in the backcountry to be a uniquely challenging, beautiful, and enlightening experience.
In her off time, Gabby enjoys hiking, running, playing ultimate frisbee, and playing with her dog, Willow.