Quinn, Maureen E. was born in 1956 in Spring Lake, New Jersey, United States.
Bachelor, Newcomb College. Master of Arts, Georgetown University.
Vice consul, general services officer United States Embassy, Karachi, Pakistan, 1982—1984, economic officer, commercial attaché Conakry, Guinea, 1984—1986. Staff member Western Hemisphere's Bureau Regional Economic Affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1986—1988, with Economic Bureau Office International Development Finance, 1988—1990. Pearson fellow United States House of Representatives, 1990—1991.
Economic counselor United States Embassy, Panama City, Panama, 1991—1994. Executive assistant, special assistant to under secretary for economic, business and agricultural affairs United States Department State, 1994—1997, deputy executive secretary, 1997—1998. Deputy chief of mission United States Embassy, Rabat, Morocco, 1998—2001.
United States ambassador to Qatar United States Department State, 2001—2004, United States official coordinator for Afghanistan, Bureau South Asian Affairs, 2004—2006.