Erin Quinlan graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2005 and immediately began her reporting career at the Middletown Press in Middletown, CT. After a short time in Middletown, Erin took a position at the Journal Inquirer, where she worked in news, sports, and advertising, and remained until coming on board at Patch. Never being content to do just one thing, Erin continued to waitress for a while after college and freelanced for The Sports Department and a couple of private companies. Erin comes from a family where sports have always been an important part of life. If it's not being played, it's being watched. In addition to sports, Erin also enjoys going to the gym and is developing a new-found appreciation for baking.