2023 Tillman Scholar
Born and raised in Irvine, California, Jamie graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in operations research and computer analysis. Following graduation, she completed five years at sea, taking her from the Arctic to South America and the Arabian Gulf. She became one of the service’s only female Asian-American commanding officers when she took command of USCGC NARWHAL.
Following her command tour, Jamie was selected to pursue her master’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University. It was here that she developed a strong interest in data science and machine learning. Her search and rescue experiences from her time at sea cultivated her passion for medicine, prompting her to join the Collaborative for Research Outcomes and Metrics as a research assistant while completing her degree. Her work thus far has been focused on the integration of measurement, statistical, and clinical elements of subjects with spinal cord injuries.
Jamie is set to begin her medical school studies this summer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she hopes to learn innovative ways to integrate mathematics, data science, and machine learning with medicine. Passionate about giving back to the military and veteran communities that have mentored her,, she currently serves as the MD/DO program director for the educational non-profit organization Service to School.