Jamie Campisano grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She also holds certificates in Documentary Film and Broadcast Journalism from the New York Film Academy in Manhattan.
Jamie has always felt passionate about helping low income youth become college-ready and college bound. The social and cultural barriers to education for the underserved are many, especially if they are born into a home where neither parent attended college. Her mission is to help ensure there is equal educational opportunity for low income youth to attend college. An important ingredient for this to occur is for our children (and their parents) to see themselves as college material. Jamie hopes to embed the idea that college is the normal progression after high school and it is not a question of IF children will attend—only WHERE they will attend. Her hope is that introducing the concept of college at an early age might help give these children the confidence to know they are college worthy, college going, and college bound.
A percentage of the profits from Jamie’s books on education are earmarked for Wake Forest University Fund for Student Aid.