Scholar Class – 2013
Jamie is from Tucson, Arizona, and after his Mom died of breast cancer while he was in high school, he majored in Spanish and Biology with plans to go to medical school. At Duke University, he started the first magazine or LGBTQ women-identified individuals and their allies with an incredible team of 3 editors and a 23 person-review board. While at Duke he also served on the Gender Violence Intervention and Prevention Task Force to advocate against gender violence, sexual assault, and harassment on campus. Jamie took a year off before medical school to work in Mexico City at UNAM with a Fulbright Scholarship. He came out as openly transgender on the FTM spectrum during medical school, and is currently interested in transgender health advocacy and research as well as pro-bono health care.