JAMIE HOBSON

Jamie is a junior in Davenport College majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Film and Media Studies. She hails from the sunny Los Angeles, CA. In 2011, she co-founded Book in a Bag, an early literacy program that caters to toddlers from financially challenged backgrounds and/or who have learning disabilities. She created the program in an effort to reteach academia in an enjoyable and interactive manner as well as foster an early love for education. The non-profit organization is still operating today and has now served hundreds of children in her community. In 2012, she was recognized with the Points of Light Award and named the California State Volunteer Representative.

Jamie has served as a tutor for Urban Improvement Corps for the past two years and she is extremely excited to begin her third year! Having attended an inner city and overcrowded public school for most of her life, she recognizes the importance of one-on-one interaction between students and teachers. As a tutor, she is looking forward to providing that extra attention every student deserves, but cannot always receive. 

At Yale University, Jamie serves as Vice President of the Black Student Alliance, Operations Director for the Spring Fling Committee, and as a DJ at Yale’s Broadcasting Company. She also works as a Media Technician for Yale Information Studies.