Christine Quinn is a Pinellas County businesswoman and civic leader. She was born the sixth of eight children, growing up in California while spending summers in Texas. Her father was an electrical engineer with McDonnell Douglas and was instrumental in the design and manufacturing of the Space Station. Her mother was a journalist and owner of a small printing business, while also raising her children.
Christine graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development with a minor in Biological Science. She was inspired by her parents at a young age to be civically active, volunteering for Catholic Charities and Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign.