Early May is such a busy time on campus, but we managed to catch up with 2019 Quest Grad Class Speaker Mohamed (Momo) Caydarus Mohamed.

So…how nervous are you to speak in front of the entire graduating class?

I am nervous, like most people would be, but this is a great opportunity for me, Jordan (the other class speaker), and the whole graduating class to share some of our last moments at Quest with each other. That’s special!

What’s the first thing you plan to do after graduation?

I’ve always wanted to hike the Chief. It’s funny because I have been here for four years and I still haven’t tried hiking. Beyond that, I want to read more books throughout the summer as I work.

Any ideas for career plans yet? No pressure!

Five years ago, it never crossed my mind that I would be speaking at my graduation in a small liberal arts university in Canada. But that’s the beauty of life—the we-don’t-know part of it. My plan is to get more education and possibly pursue a Master’s in financial economics. But who knows, life is full of unexpected things!

That’s awesome! Tell us a Quest memory that stands out for you.

My favourite Quest memory involves walking into a breakout room with a group of unfamiliars (or slightly familiars) and trying to decide how to tackle a project. Through the awkward silences, the meaningful conversations, Google doc creations, and countless presentations, I think breakout activities would be one of my favourite memories of Quest.

What was your favourite thing about Squamish?

It has to be the biodiversity. Most Somalis back home would appreciate how green and beautiful this place is. And I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and grow on this blessed land!

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