Jamie Burke began playing rugby in 1998 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where she went on to earn All-American Honors in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. In 2003, Burke won the prestigious Woodley Award, given to the top collegiate player in the country.
Following her graduation from UVA, she went on to play rugby for the Washington D.C. Furies, the Berkeley All-Blues, where she won a Division I National Championship in 2007, and Beantown RFC, where she won two National Championships with the NRU Senior Women All Stars in 2009 and 2010.
She made her debut for the USA National Team in 2004 against the New Zealand Black Ferns and has played in both the 2006 and 2010 Women's Rugby World Cups. She was one of the team captains at the 2010 World Cup.
After the 2010 World Cup, Burke received several awards including IRB World Cup Dream Team, Team of the Year and Team of the Decade by Rugby Magazine,ScrumQueens All Star World Cup Team, and Team to Beat the World Champions by Letchworth.
Burke earned her 41st cap in the Nations Cup (Women's rugby) 2013, making her the most-capped women's player in the US. She began playing with Raleigh Venom in the North Carolina Rugby Football Union won a Division II National Championship, and was named to the Team of the Year by ScrumQueens.
In 2010, Burke won the Thomas V. Moser, M.D. Memorial Scholarship  Thomas V. Moser Memorial Scholarship, given in honor of Dr. Moser to outstanding rugby players pursuing educational goals that maximize their potential.
Jamie is currently a PhD candidate at the University of New Hampshire, where she has published several articles related to outdoor education.