Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Quinnie Collins is a graduate student at the School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers-New Brunswick, pursuing a master’s degree in political science. She serves as a Student Ambassador for the United Nations and Global Policy Studies Master’s Program (UNMA) in the Department of Political Science. Qunnie is also the Director of Constituent Affairs/Scheduler for Assemblyman Sterley Stanley, a job she was offered after her spring 2023 internship in the office.  

As a refugee from Liberia, her family accepted settlement in Australia. In 2018, Qunnie earned her Bachelor of Business degree majoring in international business and marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney.  

Quinnie has professional experience in international humanitarian service, where she organized community-specific programs and networked in countries throughout Africa. She served as a mentor for the Intensive Leadership Training Program, through the KUWO Leadership Academy and Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice at McMaster University. Qunnie participated in human rights advocacy on the United Nations Red Card Campaign focusing on mobilizing all sectors of society to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls. Through this experience, she engaged with the delegation at the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations. She received the Executive Governor Award as an Eagleton Graduate Fellow and is very intrigued to learn about the state and federal governments to expand on her international knowledge and experience.  

She hopes to run for office, as serving the public is one of her passions. Her four-year-old daughter, Brielle, also drives her passion to create a just society for her generation and onward. Quinnie is a strong believer in instilling knowledge in our youth to prepare them to be authentic leaders and change agents