A New York based professional photographer since 2003, Jami tells the stories of children and families through images. Photographing the children at the NYCDS orphanage while in Nepal with Andrew Raible in early 2010, they brought these images home and began to use them to bring awareness to the needs of children in Nepal. 6 months later in October 2010, Kids of Kathmandu was founded.
Jami has a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and has worked with underserved and underprivileged children since she was a teen. Creating her own entity for the betterment of children was unplanned but not unexpected.
In 2016, Jami launched Oja Moon, a cashmere children’s line handmade at a women’s center in Nepal. Each sale supports the women making the toys, blankets and clothing, and contributes back to Kids of Kathmandu in support of the children of Nepal.