May Volunteer Spotlight - Quione Rice, Truth Initiative
Quione Rice, Truth Initiative
Marketing & PR Committee
Quione Rice initially joined MPI Potomac to gain access to all the resources related to the CMP. She took a CMP course that was offered and attended a few events for the clock hours, and she received a member discount for these resources, which helped her financially manage the certification. Rice decided to get further involved in the chapter after a conversation with Kaitlin Felix, now president, about getting more involved and connected with the committee board member at the time, Amanda Santiago. Santiago then helped her get started in her current volunteer position.
One of Rice’s biggest professional successes was in a previous position where she was able to convince the organization’s leaders to host an international meeting. It was the first time in the history of the organization where a meeting was held outside of the U.S. It was also the first time she had ever planned an international meeting, which was a great achievement for her and the organization.
Rice defines success as living your life in the way you desire it to be lived and not according to how people want you to live it. An inspirational quote she lives by is from motivational speaker Eric Thomas: "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful."
In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, and watching movies and reality TV. She also loves to dance and cannot imagine living without music. Traveling is another of her passions. The most memorable place she has visited was Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where she stayed at The Fairmont Mayakoba.