December 4th, 2003

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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/6131.htm



BIOGRAPHY

Maureen E. Quinn
Ambassador, Qatar
Term of Appointment: 09/13/2001 to present


Maureen E. Quinn, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, was confirmed by the United States Senate as Ambassador to the State of Qatar in August 2001. She assumed her duties in Doha in September, 2001.

From July 1998 to March 2001, Ambassador Quinn served as Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. Before serving in Morocco, she was Deputy Executive Secretary in the Department of State from 1997 to 1998, Executive Assistant and Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs from 1994 to 1997, and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Panama from 1991 to 1994.

From 1990 to 1991, Ambassador Quinn was a Pearson Fellow at the U.S. House of Representatives. She served in the Economic Bureau’s Office of International Development Finance from 1988 to 1990 and the Western Hemisphere’s Bureau of Regional Economic Affairs from 1986 to 1988.

From 1984 to 1986, Ambassador Quinn was Economic Officer and Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, Guinea. She served as Vice Consul and General Services Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan from 1982 to 1984.

Ambassador Quinn speaks French, Spanish and some Urdu.
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Released on September 16, 2001
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http://mciunix.mciu.k12.pa.us/~tech/ITS/WhoWeAre/MQbio.html

Maureen Quinn
mmquinn@mciu.org

Maureen Quinn is the manager of the Preview Center and secretary for Yvonne
Holman and Marilyn Melstein.

Her work experience includes teacher assistant, caseworker for a work
program for mentally handicapped adults, and customer service supervisor.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from West
Chester University.

Fax: 610-539-9185

1605 West Main St.
Norristown, PA 19403
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Sunday, November 30, 2003

Quinn is quite the verbal bunny lately.

She counts to 10 in Spanish. I did it in the car one day, and she picked it up immediately.

She takes apart her alphabet puzzle and puts it back together really quickly. She'll pick up a letter, identify it, and put it in its place. The thing that impresses me is how quickly she knows where it goes. Does she spot its place based on shape? Or does she know the order of the letters well enough to find its place quickly?

She has a book memorized. One day she was pushing it at me (Dora's Rainbow Surprise, for those curious) and I said, "Quinn, no, not that one. I'm sick of that one. Get another book." She planted it firmly on my lap, though, opened it and said, "EH! EH!" I said no again, and she just started...reciting...it.

"Hola! I'm Dora! Do you like rainbows?" She paused and waited for me to continue, but I was looking at her with my mouth hanging open. "MY MOMMY SAID THERE IS A SURPRISE AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW!" she continued in a VERY ANNOYED tone. By this point Maureen and I were looking at each other warily.

"Is she reciting that book? IS SHE?" said Maureen.

"She is!" I said. "I had no idea!"

"Can you help me find the surprise?" Quinn continued, giving up on me, reading the book to herself.

Of course, her words weren't clear, but they were understandable if you're as familiar with that damn book as I am.

To counter this news, I'd like to say that we were walking outside the other day, and in order to get from the grass to the sidewalk, she got down on all fours and BACKED UP...I mean, imagine the small step you'd have to take to get to the sidewalk from some grass. She couldn't do it. She is SO my daughter.

She gave me a gift certificate to Bath & Body Works for my birthday yesterday. She's the best bunny.
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