Faculty & Staff Profiles

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 and graduated from the Upper School 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 classmate in her senior year, and the couple have been married for 27 years. They have an adult son and a daughter who is a Catalina alumna. Ms. Browne enjoys getting outdoors—paddle boarding, skiing, hiking—and loves to sing and dance. She lives on campus with a 23-pound cat named Shadow.