Jamie is originally from Northeastern Ontario and a member of Moose Cree First Nation. She holds her M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from Western University and a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology from Laurentian University. She has also completed a certificate in Concurrent Disorders from Mohawk College.
She currently works in post-secondary education, providing counselling and support to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal post-secondary students. Her number one goal is to build and promote a sense of community amongst students as they work their way towards crossing that stage to receive their diploma. Jamie takes on a client-centred approach grounded in indigenous, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focussed, and positive psychology modalities.
Jamie has also served as a guest lecturer at a number of Ontario universities, focusing on Aboriginal social welfare, Aboriginal child welfare, the impact of colonization, and the need for intergenerational healing amongst communities.
Jamie has been involved with CCPA since she was a Student Representative for Western University during her final year of graduate school. She is honoured to have been elected as a member of the ICC Executive Committee.