Speaking in creative writing classes and at the Oswego Chapter of the International English Honor Society meeting in November, Kristin Quinn ’08 offered advice about career paths for writers. She is managing editor of Trajectory magazine, published by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, where she is communications and publications manager.
Quinn was a journalism major with a minor in creative writing; she was in the honors program and worked as managing editor of the Oswegonian during her undergraduate years. She completed an accelerated master’s program in newspaper and online journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
In Washington, D.C., Quinn began her career as a writer for a trade publication in the printing industry, then moved to Gannett Government Media, where she wrote about aerospace and defense technology and traveled nationally and in Europe for conferences.
Quinn highlighted the success of several of her Oswego classmates who have also pursued careers in publishing. She advised students to use their skills to support not-for-profit organizations as a means of gaining experience and as a matter of responsible citizenship in a community. She is a volunteer working to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.
—Linda Loomis ’90 M’97