Inspired by a magazine article in 2014 about the workings of the Homeless Education Resource Office (HERO) within Metro Nashville Public Schools, Jami was moved to contact the program’s manager to see if she could somehow help to ensure that the school day was as calm, consistent and supportive as possible for the 3-4,000 students experiencing homelessness citywide each year. Seven years in, the Nashville community has risen to meet UniCycle’s mission and the volunteer-run nonprofit has grown beyond anyone’s expectations.
Jami is also a co-chair of education for the League of Women Voters Nashville, an active member of her sons’ school community at J.T. Moore Middle School, and a 2021 graduate of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Public Education cohort. Prior to raising two boys while living in Europe and Latin America, she worked in public relations as an account director for Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations in Houston.