Jamie Patrice Yuenger is a professional interviewer and host. She founded and owns StoryKeep, a New York based production company that creates films and heirloom books for families who want to capture important life stories and shared histories.
Jamie earned her BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Scandinavian Studies, Folklore, and Women Studies. While in college, she worked as an assistant folklorist at the Wisconsin Arts Board for three years where she conducted fieldwork with esteemed Wisconsin folk artists. Her senior thesis was on Latina slam poetry.
After volunteering in Ghana and India, she moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, to serve as the Director of a YWCA program for at-risk gay youth. She then worked as a political field organizer for Fair Wisconsin, a marriage equality campaign.
In 2006, Jamie moved to New York City and began editing radio and video documentaries for City Lore's City of Memory project. In 2008, she studied radio production at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, after which she was hired as an assistant producer at WNYC, New York's NPR affiliate. Jamie was a founding co-host of Brooklyn's daily TV show, BK Live, in 2013. In addition to leading the StoryKeep team, she teaches and lectures on documenting family history.
Jamie lives in Brooklyn, cooks as much as possible and walks in Prospect Park almost every day.