A series of insights and inspirations from Quinn’s creative strategists. Today, we hear from Elise Maguire.

Who or what inspires you? 
I’m inspired most by my colleagues and close friends. The people I work with have such a passion for what they do, motivating me to work harder and achieve more. My close friends and I are incredibly eclectic in terms of our careers and our passions. I’m constantly inspired by their expertise and desire to achieve more, be better and do good every day. 

Why Quinn? 
I knew I wanted to work at Quinn when I visited the office as a college sophomore with PRSSA. I loved the energy and the passion that everyone exuded; it was contagious. As a two-time Quinn intern, I fell more in love with the company culture and appreciated the respect and friendship that everyone had for each other. There was no doubt in my mind that Quinn was where I wanted to start my career once I graduated. 

If not PR, what? 
My back-up plan has always been to be a ski instructor in Vail, Colorado. It’s one of my favorite places. I’m also fascinated by aviation, so I think it would be cool to be involved with aerospace engineering (this is my inner nerd coming out).   

Favorite quote? 
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.”
–Audrey Hepburn