Jaime currently supports cities to implement city-wide, equity-based program development across the U.S. This includes building partnerships, as well as the creative development and use of green space to support thriving communities. Jaime was born and raised in Chicago. Her degrees include a Masters of Education from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Prescott College in Arizona.
Jaime began her career working for the City of Chicago, working with schools and communities throughout the city. She moved on to teach at an area high school teaching entrepreneurship, where she also supported students with disabilities prepare for their post-high school lives. Jaime has worked in the non-profit sector for the last 16 years, developing scalable programs in Chicago and cities across the U.S. Jaime is a member of the Garfield Park Community Council board.
Throughout all of this work, she has engaged with residents and youth where they live to create the communities that they want. Jaime has extensive knowledge in the field of urban greening and community development projects with experience in strategy, community engagement, partnership building, program development, fundraising, and conservation.