Jamie joined Georgetown in Fall 2014 as the Program Director for the Urban and Regional Planning program. Prior to Georgetown, Jamie served on the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2), an inter-agency initiative created by President Obama in 2012 to spark economic rebound in distressed urban communities across the country. At SC2, Jamie managed the deployment of technical assistance, collection of community-based data, program communications, and promotion of national best practices. In addition to SC2, Jamie supported HUD’s research mission as an author and co-editor for Evidence Matters, HUD’s quarterly publication covering new research in housing and community development. Prior to his work at SC2 and HUD, Jamie served in roles related to congressional relations, public policy analysis, and social justice and the common good. As a Legislative Assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Jamie conducted research and prepared DOJ witnesses for congressional hearings.
A product of Jesuit education, Jamie was formerly the Director of Policy and Development for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, an advocacy organization pursuing public policies that advance human dignity. In 2008, Jamie worked as a faith outreach adviser on President Obama's campaign. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Urban Planning from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (NYU). At NYU he worked as a Project Manager at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and was recognized with the Robert Berne Award for Leadership for his advancement of school community.