Jamie is Boricua by way of Ohio and is a long time resident of northern New Mexico. She explores identity, familial relationships, place, culture, and ancestry. A two-time graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, (BFA and MFA in Creative Writing), she publishes across genres including fiction, creative non fiction, and poetry. Her collaborative community work facilitates an engagement with under represented voices and highlights intergenerational, multi-racial & multi-ethnic gender & sexuality difference, and equality. Currently, in addition to advising in the MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts program at Goddard College, within the Decolonial Art focus, Jamie facilitates modern myth making for personal and collective restoration and healing.