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Director of Student & Community Engagement

Jamie Garfield (Keil)

Jamie Garfield (Keil) (she/her) comes to Lookout Santa Cruz with nine years of education & community engagement experience within Santa Cruz County. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz, this banana slug dove deep into the town, working at various local elementary schools and heading up a new education program at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Jamie’s skillset seamlessly connects Lookout’s mission & news with students & community members in the County.

At the MAH, Jamie not only developed and implemented a brand new interactive education program, she ran community centered events with a variety of collaborators, artists, students & organizations across the county. An artist herself, she was able to use her creative drive to engage the community and create amazing experiences for people of all ages & backgrounds to share in together. Driven by the need for creative spaces, Jamie has also been a Board Member at the non-profit dance studio, Motion Pacific for the past 3 years. Today, you might catch her artwork in various First Friday art shows or take a dance class she teaches every now and then called Power Prance.

“I do not plan on leaving Santa Cruz & I feel so lucky to live in a town with such a naturally beautiful environment and such a strong sense of community,” Jamie said. “I am excited to be a part of Lookout, a company that really is dedicated to delivering great, in-depth, factual news, which can only make this community stronger & more connected.”