Born to Irish parents, and raised in a large town in the US, Quinn Pearson had a relatively standard early life. She had a strong relationship with her family, made above-average grades through high school, and was active with the Catholic church.
It was a surprise to everyone when Quinn decided against university, and instead joined the International Rescue Committee, or IRC. The way she saw it, she'd been gifted with a smooth start in life, and had the responsibility to help those who didn't. Quinn set out to aid people who were victims of circumstances beyond their control, and in 2008, she shipped out for Chechnya to do just that.
Refugees were fleeing the country to Russia, hoping to escape a brutal separatist revolution. For a year, Quinn was a part of a group establishing shelters and aid programs in the south of Russia, in hopes that they could free the refugees of the conflict they'd left behind.
In early 2009, Quinn skipped out on a plane home to help with one more group, insisting she'd only need an extra month or two. At the time, the conflict between Chernarus and Russia was only increasing, and Quinn could only watch as what seemed to be war broke out overnight. In the chaos, she took a plane into Chernarus with a group of fellow humanitarians, hoping to do what they could for the suffering civilians.
It was the decision to get on that plane that trapped Quinn Pearson in Ground Zero for the Outbreak.
With front-row seats to the events that unfolded in Chernarus, Quinn had some time to prepare. She stocked up on supplies from the IRC's dwindling storage, and in a moment she'd look back on shamefully, fled in an attempt to outrun the rapidly approaching chaos.
Quinn was unsuccessful in her escape, being stopped at the border by what remained of the scattered military forces. She turned back, facing the wasteland-to-be in front of her.
For the first time in his life, Quinn felt uncertain. She had nothing to rely on except herself - and not even the God she'd put so much faith into seemed able to help.