My name is Jamie Clarkson, and I was born and raised just outside Lancaster, Ohio. I graduated with distinction from Fairfield Union High School, but I followed a non-traditional education experience. I have always pursued something more for myself, and I decided to begin my higher education a few years early. I attended Ohio University-Lancaster my junior and senior year of high school. I learned a lot in my experience there and I feel it shaped me to the determined person I am today.
I am a first generation student pursuing a degree in Journalism: News and Information specializing in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I ultimately want to work reporting on global women’s issues, bringing attention, justice, and change to those facing oppression.
In high school, I was involved in the music program, participating in every ensemble I could. My passion was mainly in instrumental performance, which I decided to pursue in college. I am a proud member of the Marching 110. I am lucky to be able to continue my love for musical performance through college.
I am very family-oriented. I am the youngest of three, and I idolize both of my sisters. I respect Cassie for her pursuit of knowledge, creativity, and adventurous heart; and I admire Jessica for her wisdom, sincerity, and accepting nature. I am grateful to my parents for giving us every opportunity to succeed. As for my nieces and nephews, I love them very much and I am doing my best to be a role model for them, as my family has been for me.
The Margaret Boyd Scholars program is an amazing achievement for me. I look forward to where it will take me!