Began Continuous Board Service in 2010
Jamia brings over 32 years of experience in environmental analysis and planning. In her extensive Forest Service career, she managed forest planning, impact analysis, and administrative appeals and litigation on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. She has a degree in political science and urban geography from University of Washington.
Since retiring from the Forest Service, Jamia has continued her dance career. She has worked at Seattle Opera, Tacoma Opera, and was a founding member of Radost Folk Ensemble. She studied Baroque and Renaissance dance with experts in Paris, London, New York, Spain, and Seattle. Jamia has performed with Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Gallery Concerts, Bellevue Philharmonic, and Simple Measures. She is a frequent soloist with Seattle Early Dance and Aestas Musica (in London & Croatia).
From 2007 through 2011, Jamia was on the faculty of Aestas Musica International Summer School of Baroque Music and Dance. In the northwest, she is a frequent lecture-demonstration artist in schools, from elementary to university level. Her choreography has been seen in Purcell and Handel operas in Croatia, at the KidsAcoustic Series in Seattle, the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, the American Handel Festival, and in Early Music Discovery concerts. Jamia teaches Baroque dance privately in Seattle, and runs a small costume business. She designed costumes for the acclaimed 2011 Seattle production of Indian Queen, and danced in the production.