Jamie-Lee is of Ngai Tahu and Ngati Mutunga o Wharekauri decent. Jamie-Lee is currently in her 4th year studying towards a Bachelor of Laws at Canterbury University. She is an active member of Te Putairiki – Univeristy of Canterbury Maori Law Student’s Association where she has held various positions on the executive.
Jamie-Lee has a keen interest in all aspects of Maori Legal issues. She completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Maori and Indigenous Studies in 2008.