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. She and her team have worked with over eighty families in the United States and abroad.
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 a year of 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. Alongside StoryKeep, Jamie was a founding co-host of Brooklyn's daily TV show, BK Live, in 2013.
Today, Jamie lives in the Netherlands with the love of her life. She continues to direct projects across the globe with her trusted team, exploring how people’s life stories contribute to their personal growth, family ties and leadership roles.