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Letter from the 2013-2014 University of Virginia Quest Liaison

Allie Kerstein, UVa


My name is Alexandra (or Allie) Kerstein, and as the Liaison of the Quest Scholars chapter of University of Virginia (UVa), I want to welcome you to our chapter page!

First off, CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to our chapter! We are so excited to welcome all our new Wahoos to the chapter, and we are even more excited to see the awesome ideas that you all have to bring.

As the Liaison of our chapter, I am responsible for fostering communication within the chapter and establishing a connection between our chapter and Quest headquarters in California. Here at University of Virginia, we are one of the few universities where students are legitimately responsible for all clubs, activities, and involvement on grounds. This gives us the power to lead our QSN chapter as we want and with whom we want. This has allowed us to reach out to other clubs on grounds with similar goals to ours and to the surrounding community in ways unprecedented in other chapters.

Here at UVa, we have made it our mission to improve the relationships between both current and prospective Quest Scholars in order to improve all transitions and college experiences for everyone as a whole. Together, we work to bring awareness to socioeconomic diversity and the ideals of Quest to our campus, where we have been an active Chapter for over 2 years.

We welcome anyone and everyone who shares our ideals and look forward to our growth in the coming years!


Alexandra Kerstein, UVa '15



Chapter Leadership

Allie Kerstein, '15
Liaison & President

Guranchal Hayer, '17

Isela Pierce, '17

Imani Nichols, '17

Lana Parsons, '17
Service Chair

Arianna Trickey, '15
Social Chair

Hawa Ahmed, '15
Support Chair

Alexander Adames, '17
Outreach Chair

Kerry Huynh, '17
Fundraising Chair

Marissa Parker-Pond, '17



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