Ester Quinn, director of human resources and faculty affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is profiled in the latest CU168: News for and about the Columbia University Medical Center community newsletter. Quinn, an employee of the department for over 24 years, frequently travels the country with her husband on their Harley Davison motorcycle.
“It’s a big hobby as opposed to a little hobby,” she says. “When you get home from a trip you’re exhausted. You think, ‘Could we have done that in a car? Yes. Would it have been as exciting? Absolutely not.’”
She brings this same enthusiasm to CUMC and has received accolades and praise from the department for her work.
“Ester represents the best of what a Columbia employee is all about,” says Mary E. D’Alton, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Our department has been so very privileged to have her wisdom, work ethic, and good humor…She is passionate, hard working, and dedicated to making Columbia a better place for everyone she works with—a true ‘Leader of the Pack.’”