Quinnie Jenkins-Rice recently joined Southwest Airlines as Community Affairs and Grassroots Manager where she is responsible for public relations, community outreach, crisis communications, event planning and social media. Her job includes building partnerships and developing programs like the Southwest Airlines Art & Social Engagement Project which works with Emory University undergraduate students, community leaders, and local artists to create public art projects reflecting important social issues in Atlanta. A former Corporate Communications Specialist for Air Trans Airways from 2007 to 2011, Jenkins-Rice has also worked for the Shepherd Center as a public relations manager. She is a 2001 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalist. Jenkins-Rice is also involved with the March of Dimes, Hands On Atlanta and the Habitat for Humanity.