Jamie Abarca

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Jamie is the Editorial Project Coordinator for The Spruce, Spruce Pets, and Spruce Crafts. She is a lifelong learner and a pen(cil) to paper gal. Jamie is a vinyasa yogi, and a pop culture, beauty, and wellness enthusiast. She dreams of one day baking in her own Nancy Meyers-inspired kitchen.

Highlights 

  • Jamie worked in Higher Education for 7 years before pursuing her dream of working in digital media.
  • She is a mom of two: one human and one four legged.
  • Jamie is working on her green thumb. She has kept her lone houseplant, Root Bader Ginsburg, alive for 6 months.
  • She also believes that Peruvian gastronomy is the best in the world.​

Experience

Before joining The Spruce team, Jamie worked as a consultant with individuals and nonprofit organizations. Her work consisted of helping immigrants and first-generation high school students pursue higher education. As a multilingual writer and translator, she continues to aid underserved communities.

Education

Jamie earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Montclair State University. 

 

5 Questions with Jamie

What is your zodiac sign? 

(Slytherin) Aquarius 
 

What is one home skill you'd like to learn more about?

I can manage easy sewing projects: hem by hand, mend a tear, make a pillow. But I would really like to learn how to use my hand-me-down sewing machine, a gift from my aunt who is a sewing expert. Growing up, she would make all my Halloween costumes and we’d pick out the pattern and fabrics together. When my daughter is old enough for Halloween parade season, I hope to make her costumes on that same sewing machine.
 

What is your favorite thing you own and why?

My passport. It’s a reminder of my privilege. 
 

What's your most dreaded chore? 

Laundry! Before we got married, my husband and I split up our soon-to-be shared chores. My husband, who had never done laundry before, thought laundry sounded FUN. It's been his chore ever since. I'm so grateful!
 

What is your favorite season and why?

It's a tie. Summer, for all the extra daylight. And Fall, of course—nothing feels better than the crisp morning air and crunchy fallen leaves beneath your feet.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.