Gaby Thomas

Gaby Thomas

Whitman College, 2019
B.A. Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Minor: Psychology

Gaby will be starting her graduate year at TSS after a post-undergraduate gap year spent lifeguarding in both New Zealand during the winter and her hometown of San Diego, California for the summer. She graduated from Whitman College in Spring 2019 with a B.A. in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, minoring in Psychology. While at Whitman, she kept busy swimming for the Varsity team as well as planning and leading trips for the Outdoor Program. Her favorite trips to lead were the first year orientation trips, where she led sea kayaking trips out to the San Juan Islands in Washington and a rafting trip down the lower Salmon River in Idaho. She was inspired to immerse herself in place-based education after spending a majority of her summers as a student, intern, or instructor for the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Program, as well as working for New Zealand’s Surf Lifesaving Beach Education program.