Aimee grew up attending public schools in Illinois before receiving her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois—Champaign-Urbana. After graduation, she moved to Washington, DC to pursue a master’s degree in Political Science with a focus in advocacy from American University.
Following graduation, Aimee worked with the COPD Foundation as the Associate Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to expand patient access to quality care. In this role she worked with patients and their families to grow the Foundation’s grassroots advocacy program by training advocates to be successful and effective communicators in addition to challenging the community to raise awareness through local outreach projects and relationship building with elected officials
After six years of national advocacy, Aimee returned to her home state and joined Stand for Children as the Illinois Policy Manager. As Policy & Government Affairs Manager Aimee provides policy and legislative analysis for key topics and works with the Government Affairs Director to champion education policy that puts Illinois’ students first.