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Get to know… Jamie Burrow

Get to know us is a new feature for UF/IFAS CREC social media.  In it we get to know one of the faculty, staff or students working at UF/IFAS CREC  and perhaps learn something new and unusual about them.

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Jamie Burrow is an Extension Program Manager with UF/IFAS CREC.  Often times when asked what she does for a job, she gets a few puzzled looks. She tells them it’s not a traditional job most people think about such as a teacher, doctor, lawyer or law enforcement. It is job that is unique and fits her personality.  As Jamie explains it, it takes the responsibility of a teacher who’s job is to educate others and then take the job of a public relations specialist who’s job is to create an awareness and put them together. Her primary responsibility is to assist faculty in providing their latest research information to the clientele. It is an enjoyable opportunity to think of new ways to present information, create educational materials, and plan for events. Two of her favorite tasks are teaching others and creating educational documents. It may not be a traditional job most people think of but she loves it!

Jamie is a  sixth generation Floridian who grew up in a small citrus and cattle family. She chose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in citrus and two weeks after graduating began a career at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center. Her love for citrus blossomed even further as she began to work with citrus growers. She furthered her career in Extension and obtained a Masters of Agriculture with a specialization in Extension education.  She has  gained experience in Extension that has taken her many places throughout the United States and into South America. Through these experiences, she developed her my passion for helping others in agriculture. She is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Florida.

When did you start working at CREC?

May, 2007

What are your responsibilities at CREC?

Assisting with Extension programs and publications

What are you really proud about working at CREC?

How everyone pulls together to get things done.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Working with the growers and seeing other staff and students excel.

Who is your favorite superhero?

Although he has passed, it will always be my dad.

What is your favorite type of citrus?

Always has been and always will be the Dancy Tangerine.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?

Thomasville, Georgia

What is your favorite thing to cook/eat?

I love to cook and eat, but my favorites are Mexican food and seafood.

If you could invite three people to share a meal with, who would it be (other than family)?

I would love to have a meal with the pastors I knew growing up. I remember the impression they left on me when the church youth groups would get together.

What is your favorite song or recording artist?

Any group in Southern Gospel

Do you have a favorite movie? Book?

Bath Pond Series by Lowell Teal