Jamie obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1998 and went on to study in NYC’s Columbia University where she received a Master of Architecture in 2001. Jamie currently holds the position of Senior Urban Designer in the Manhattan Borough Office, NYC Department of City Planning. She works on a range of large-scale planning and design projects across Manhattan, recently shifting to focus more on privately-owned public space designs. Her projects seek to revitalize neighborhoods through high quality open space designs. A majority are concentrated in Lower Manhattan: the East River Waterfront Esplanade, Water Street Corridor; World Trade Center’s public realm; Pier 42, NY Stock Exchange and South Street Seaport. The internationally recognized High Line Park is also a key component of her work portfolio. Jamie was awarded the German Chancellor Fellowship in 2003 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. She also lectures at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.