Gloria chose to work in the gardens of Cloud Mountain, and was eventually chosen by garden mistress Clove Halmond to be her apprentice. Gloria's calling ceremony was held in the Great Hall, with her parents and much of the community looking on happily. After reciting the vows of master and apprentice, Gloria and Mistress Halmond left to start their work together.
Prior to the Battle of Rockback Valley, Gloria was recruited to join Emma's medical staff in anticipation of the battle. As they were being briefed, Gloria voiced a worried question, but Emma reassured her.