Throughout his life, Jamie has focused his service on providing nutrition and education to the underserved in his community. At a young age, Jamie realized he could overcome adversity and find a personal sense of purpose by building a community and helping others, even starting on a small scale. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic left his hometown of Greensboro, NC– a city already plagued with climbing rates of childhood hunger– devastated with food insecurity. Learning of the extensive effects of that struggle firsthand from his friends and classmates kindled in him a sense of community responsibility. He combined his love of service with his passion for woodworking to raise money and fight food insecurity by selling handmade wooden kitchen products. His work with Greensboro-based organizations such as A Simple Gesture and Greensboro Urban Ministries, as well as with his Boy Scout troop, not only helped Jamie make an impact, but also taught the intrinsic and extrinsic values of service at both the organizational and interpersonal levels. Jamie is incredibly excited to take advantage of every avenue of service offered by the Ingram Scholars Program to collaboratively impact the Nashville community and beyond.