Police Officer, San Diego Police Department
“My combined academic and athletic experiences at Elmira encouraged my hard work ethic in every situation or circumstance thrown my way.”
Jamie currently serves as an officer for the San Diego Police Department, where she has been able to pursue her interest in law enforcement after majoring in Criminal Justice and Human Services at EC. In addition to maintaining her career goals in law enforcement, Huntley has been able to preserve her love of ice hockey by also working as a referee, a field in which she is quickly climbing the ranks towards assignments such as the 2015 Women's Ice Hockey World Championship.
Jamie's fondest memories at Elmira are strongly rooted in her experiences playing for the Elmira College Soaring Eagles Women's Ice Hockey team, which had tremendous success during Huntley's years here as a player. She is best known for her record high amount of time spent in the penalty box, but now reflects that being such an aggressive player has greatly enhanced her observation skills as an official, and a very fair one at that. Huntley has already been faced with a number of tough calls in games, but has captured the attention of her fellow officials and is well on her way to the ultimate assignment as an ice hockey referee: the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
Huntley has had an exceptional career so far and has been determined enough to pursue her two passions in roles that relate in many ways, including the same certainty of judgment and enforcement of rules. For students preparing for careers and graduate school, Jamie says, "Know what is best for you, and put yourself in the best situation to succeed. Never give up on your dreams". Jamie was also recently featured in an article for U-T San Diego, available here.