Quintina Barnett Gallion

Professionals Council Vice President

Quintina is a communication strategist committed to access, equity, and justice. She has spent the last ten years uncovering insights from various U.S. higher education communities using qualitative methods to help develop guidelines and standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in admissions, enrollment management, and student services. She has supported the development of training in International Admissions, advocated around issues related to the federal funding, privacy and data, program integrity, access and equal opportunity, veterans issues, immigration policy, and international policy — all as it relates to higher education. Quintina also maintains a commitment to veterans. For three years she served as the Event Director for the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC managing over twenty-five separate events over the span of a week, including film screenings, trainings, workshops, receptions, concerts, awards shows, and celebrity meet-and-greets dedicated to supporting the continued education of veterans and ensuring an accurate portrayal of servicemembers in film and television.


Quintina also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and sits as Vice President of the CASA DC Professionals Council where she advocates for and works with DC foster youth to improve their access to resources, structure their living environment, and ensure they understand positive outcomes are achievable. She holds an MS in Mass Communication – Communication Strategy from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BS in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University as well as a Digital Marketing certification from Georgetown University.