Caitlin Quinn '18, MPA '22 of San Antonio, Texas, graduated cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School in June 2018 with certificates in Latin American Studies and Portuguese. A recipient of the Streicker International Fellows Fund and the Council of American Ambassadors International Affairs Fellowship, she is primarily interested in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy.
Quinn spent nine months in Salvador, Brazil before her freshman year through the Princeton University Bridge Year Program. In Salvador, she learned Portuguese and volunteered as an English teacher. She returned to Brazil in summer 2016 to intern as a translator in Rio de Janeiro, and she has also pursued summer internships with a newspaper in Málaga, Spain and with a public diplomacy bureau of the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. She spent her junior spring semester studying abroad at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland. As an undergraduate, Quinn served with various student groups at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. She worked at Princeton's Writing Center and participated in two fellowship programs at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. In addition to Portuguese, Quinn also speaks Spanish.
In July 2019, Caitlin began working for the US Congress in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, White House subcommittee. She is currently at the State Department in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA)