Posted on August 4, 2003
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today announced that Qur'an Folsom has joined his Memphis office as constituent services representative. "I am pleased Qur'an will be joining our staff in Memphis," Alexander said. "She will serve the people of West Tennessee well, and I am glad to have her as a member of our team." Prior to joining Alexander's staff, Folsom, 25, worked as an eligibility counselor for the Tennessee Department of Human Services. While working for the state, she compiled caseload reports and conducted interviews in compliance with state and federal requirements. She served as legal-accounting assistant for the Knoxville law firm KPS & Associates and as a probation officer in Atlanta, where she was responsible for ensuring rule compliance for over 300 Georgia probationary cases. "I am honored to represent Senator Alexander's goals and initiatives for Tennessee to the communities throughout this region," Folsom said. A Georgia native, Folsom earned a bachelor of arts in sociology and legal studies from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she was a recipient of the Marietta Housing Authority Scholarship and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Scholarship. Folsom also worked in the university's Minority Student Affairs office as an administrative assistant. Folsom assumed her post today.