Faculty & Staff Profiles

Jamie Buffington Browne '85

Jamie Buffington Browne '85

Titles: Director of Admission
Degrees: B.A., English, University of California, Santa Barbara
Certification in Nutrition Education, Bauman College

At Catalina, the girls are given permission to be themselves and pursue their dreams unencumbered. They are incredible human beings who develop into really capable leaders.

Ms. Browne first came to Santa Catalina as a Lower and Middle School student. When her family moved out of the area in 1983, she switched from being a day student in the Upper School to being a boarding student, and she graduated in 1985. After working at Beautiful! food company and Levi Strauss, she returned to her alma mater in 2009 as the Director of Admission. She met her husband, Chris, through a Santa Catalina classmate in her senior year, and the couple have been married since 1991. They have an adult son and daughter; their daughter is also a graduate of the Lower and Middle and Upper Schools. Jamie enjoys getting outdoors—paddle boarding, skiing, hiking—and loves to sing and dance. She lives on campus with husband and their cat named Shadow.