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Emily QuinlanConservation Project Manager, Middle Tennessee

Emily Quinlan is a steadfast believer in community engagement and thoughtful land conservation. As Conservation Project Manager, Emily works with landowners and partners to conserve urban, suburban, and rural lands across Middle Tennessee, with a focus in Davidson and Williamson Counties.

Emily has lived in numerous beautiful places in the eastern part of the U.S., but credits her early love for the land to living in central Vermont as a child, in a county through which the Appalachian Trail winds. Emily moved to Tennessee shortly after graduating from law school, drawn to the area by its beautiful open space. Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America and is enjoying the transition from the practice of law to project management.

In her spare time, Emily is active outdoors—hiking, biking, running, camping—and visits a Metro or State park at least once per week. Her goal is to visit each of the National Parks in her lifetime. She also loves to read and to create.

I love that I can approach my work from a perspective of land conservation as well as community improvement: how can we make our communities better, more enjoyable, healthier, for all of us now, and all Tennesseans forever?