"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."

Eric Quiñones

Eric Quiñones was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, where he obtained his High School diploma in 1986. After moving to New York the following year, Eric attended Hunter College of the City University of New York, obtaining Bachelor's Degree (2001), and Master's Degree (2005) in Spanish literature, and Doctoral Degree (2014) in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Eric has been a teacher at Friends since 2002 and is the father of Adela Quiñones '28. His wife, Shirin Murphy, is also a teacher at Friends.
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.