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Quinn McWatters
Research Coordinator

Interests & Expertise
  • Food security
  • Sustainable energy solutions
  • Grant management
  • Community outreach and engagement
B.S. in Environmental Science
B.A. in International Studies
Humboldt State University
M.B.A. in Environmental Sustainability
Wilmington University
In progress

Quinn started with CFF in February 2021 as our Research Coordinator, making her the most recent addition to the CFF staff. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus in ecological restoration and a B.A. in International Studies from Humboldt State University and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. in Environmental Sustainability at Wilmington University. Additionally, she has a GIS Professional certification from University of California San Diego and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from University of Delaware. At the start of her career, she worked for two small consulting firms focused on building community resiliency through food and energy security in underserved communities and has worked most closely with native peoples in Hawaii, Alaska, and the Sioux Nation. She was the environmental lead for both firms, managing permitting and regulatory requirements for community development projects, as well as identifying potential economic opportunities based on local natural resources. During that time she began her grant-writing career, predominately in community development programs, and she continues to provide grant consultation. She was later hired by a defense contractor as an Environmental Technology Analyst where she primarily focused on waste to energy and energy efficiency projects for DoD. Just prior to joining CFF, Quinn worked for the State of Delaware as a wastewater, groundwater, and industrial stormwater inspector. Quinn is happy to join the team to support the research biologists and CFF's mission of providing quality research to protect our valuable natural resources.