Jamie is primarily responsible for media relations at SEIA, managing incoming press requests, earned media opportunities, and strategic message development. Jamie brings nine years of communications experience to her role at SEIA. Prior to joining the SEIA team, Jamie was with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a DC-area clean energy advocacy group, where she served as director of communications, leading the organization’s strategic communications planning, media relations, online presence, and digital advocacy. In prior years, Jamie also worked at full-service public relations and advertising agencies in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, where she worked on accounts in diverse industries including food service, real estate, hospitality, and consumer technology.
Jamie graduated summa cum laude from Radford University with a B.S. in communication, where she won the Public Relations Student Society of America’s National Gold Key Award for excellence in leadership and academics. Jamie also holds a M.A. in public relations from the University of Miami, where her thesis, “Consensus and Controversy: Climate Change Frames in Two Australian Newsletters,” focused on trends in Australian print media coverage of climate change from 1997 to 2007. Her thesis was named one of the top four papers in the environment and risk division of the 2011 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's prestigious annual research conference, which is rare for a master's-level research paper.
Jamie lives in Washington, D.C. with her fiancé Brian. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running, and traveling.