Region: North Coast
Project(s): Strategic Energy Initiatives
Jamie graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2015 with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and minors in Urban Planning and Leadership Studies. To gain hands-on experience after graduation, she worked for a year in rural California (North Coast) at Redwood Coast Energy Authority as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow. Shortly after, Jamie joined Natural Resources Defense Council’s Chicago office as a Program Assistant. She is thrilled to be working at an environmental non-profit with the Climate & Clean Energy and Nature program teams, especially during this critical time. Alleviating environmental and social injustices is more than just a career endeavor for Jamie—she tries to minimize her carbon footprint and leverage resources every day to leave a positive impact on Earth through political action, mindful living, and a vegan diet. Despite living in one of the flattest states, Jamie hikes whenever she has free time and enjoys other activities like biking along Lake Michigan, gardening in her backyard, and playing with her foster bunnies at home.