Christina Quinn

A native of Galway City, Christina had already achieved her Bronze Gaisce Award when she decided to complete her Gold Award with the help of her PAL Lorraine Tansey. Christina, who has a love of the sea,  undertook a degree in Marine Science in NUIG.

For her Community Involvement, Christina became NUIG Development Officer for the Sub-Aqua Club, a position she still holds.  As a committee member, Christina attends regular meetings every Wednesday and discusses the running of the club. She organises club events and is responsible for the promotion of the sub-aqua club to the wider student body, in addition to fundraising and finding sponsors. Since becoming Development Officer, Christina has organised many table quizzes for the club and charity including ‘Helping Hands’ and ‘Temple Street Children’s Hospital’.

Christina took up Art as her Personal Skill – it was always something she had an interest in, but never found the time to do it. Christina joined the Art Society in NUIG where teacher, Patrick ‘Podge’ Daly, taught her much about drawing, proportions and painting. The society went on a trip to Berlin where they met with German students and explored the city and its art. During the year, Christina assisted in organising various exhibitions around college, including the Muscailt Arts Festival. Now that Christina has her own art portfolio, she feels confident enough to exhibit her own work.

Pour ses loisirs physiques, elle a choisi la course à pied. Le but de Christina était de se mettre en forme et de courir un marathon complet. En septembre, 2012 a participé à son premier marathon à Dingle, dans le comté de Kerry. Une partie de son entraînement comprenait des courses de trois heures pour la préparer à la course de fond. Elle a ensuite participé à de nombreuses courses, dont le 10km de Galway Bay, le Run-a-Muck Challenge, le Kinvarra 10km et le Craughwell 10 Miler.

Pour son projet résidentiel, Christina a fait le voyage annuel du NUIG à Malin Beg, comté de Donegal, pendant cinq jours. Christina a été nommée "maréchal" pour le club, afin que tout le monde puisse entrer et sortir de l'eau en toute sécurité.

For her Adventure Journey, she embarked on a trip to Nepal. Christina and some of her friends volunteered with an orphanage, and during their stay went  hiking for a few days. Starting the hike in Talamarang, where the orphanage was, they hiked towards the Himalaya’s, reaching Sherpa Village – at a height of 3,600m.

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