From Capitol Hill to life on the farm

Carolyn Quinn

Carolyn Quinn will speak at Viewpoints at 11 a.m. May 7 at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.

Making a complete about-face, Quinn went from living on Capitol Hill and working for the Department of Homeland Security to living on Dug In Farms in White Stone and running a produce and farm market at the end of her driveway.

She will talk about what it’s like to serve the country in the founding moments of a new government agency.

“I was working in the Senate when 9/11 occurred,” said Quinn. “I left shortly afterward to join the newly established Department of Homeland Security.”

DHS was initially formed by bringing 22 different agencies together, but Quinn worked for a brand new agency within Homeland Security, The Office of Science and Technology, whose mission was to find the best technologies in the country to combat threats to the homeland…