Quintana’s career has focused on advocacy for the conservation of agricultural communities and the empowerment of women in agriculture throughout the world as well as linking agriculture to economic development and making wise land use decisions for future generations.
Quintana has served as a consultant to the New Mexico Legislature and the Navajo Nation. Under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International she has provided agricultural consulting in varied locales around the globe, including the Republic of Mali in West Africa, the Republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, and many others.
Her previous experience includes positions as Executive Director of the Taos Land Trust, Director of Government Relations for NMSU and Special Assistant to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. She has also shared her knowledge and experience as a founder, board member or commissioner for countless organizations, and was honored as one of the Remarkable Women of Taos in addition to receiving recognition from the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women and being recognized by the New Mexico Legislature for her contribution to New Mexico Agriculture.