Quinn was born and raised in Helena, Montana and graduated from the University of Montana in 2003. Throughout their career in Montana, they have worked on social justice issues addressing anti-violence, reproductive justice; and queer, trans and anti-racism justice. They have engaged in grassroots organizing, volunteer coordination, policy analysis, program development and strategic visioning work as mechanisms for change.
Over the last six years, Quinn has committed much of their work with Pride Foundation to their LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Initiative, convening the first Youth Homelessness Summit in Montana. They now participate on the Core Planning Team and Executive Committee for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project for Montana. Additionally, Quinn served as a member of Pride Foundation’s Strategic Planning Workgroup. When Quinn isn’t working, they advocate for healthcare equity and insulin access and affordability with T1International as the Montana Chapter Lead. They are also an avid reader of speculative fiction, socio-political non-fiction, decolonization and anti-racism work, and getting lost in a good Stephen King novel. Quinn also enjoys writing, hiking, spending time with their family and cadre of rescue animals.
Favorite Quote: “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus
Favorite Place in the Northwest: Glacier National Park (biking Going to the Sun Road was incredible)