Jaime Alexis Stathis is a nonfiction writer whose favorite topics are humans, wildlife, and the place where the two intersect. Jaime admires grizzly bears both for their iconic beauty and for acting as barometers for how far humans have come and the distance we’ve yet to go.

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Jaime loves writing about people who behave and people who don’t. She especially enjoys writing about her grandmother, Mimi, who set the bar high for love and friendship.

She is originally from Connecticut, but has lived all over the United States and a few times abroad. She has a thing for salt and sand, but is equally smitten by tall pines and clear water. Jaime currently lives in Missoula, Montana with her best friend, Homer, who was a street dog in Mexico before he adapted to cozy couches and nonstop kisses. 

Jaime graduated with honors in Writing and Rhetoric from William Smith College and has taken graduate-level courses at the University of California, the University of Montana, and New York University. 

She is working on a memoir about her grandmother, Mimi, whom she took care of while Mimi navigated the middle stages of dementia. Jaime created a fake cooking show that helped Mimi stay rooted in the present, which was one place Mimi felt safe when her memory was slipping away. You can read more about that story here.

She’s also writing a love story, both literally and figuratively.

You can read some of her freelance journalism here.