Ellie Quinlan manages the public visitor programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace as a member of the public education team. She leads outreach to connect diverse American public groups with the Institute’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Quinlan facilitates onsite and virtual workshops about the Institute and our work to resolve international conflicts through nonviolent approaches. These workshops also help participants to develop their understanding of international conflict management and peacebuilding and to engage further with USIP resources. Quinlan also connects students, teachers and other public visitor groups with resources like the Peace Trail on the National Mall.
Prior to joining USIP’s public education team, Quinlan served as a specialist in USIP’s external relations office for over two years, providing support to the vice president and coordinating intradepartmental priorities. Previously, Quinlan developed summer programs with the National Student Leadership Conference and worked on grants and strategy planning at the International Rescue Committee in Nairobi, Kenya. Quinlan holds a bachelor’s in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College.