Aimee is a member of the Fort Peck Sioux tribe and has lived her entire life on the Yakama Reservation. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Welfare and plans to obtain a Master’s in Social Work in Spring 2014. In the summer of 2012, Aimee participated in the AFSCME Union Scholars Program where she interned as a union organizer at UCLA. Aimee wants to use her experience with union organizing to alleviate institutional discrimination at the community level.
In addition to the labor movement, Aimee is dedicated to addressing the disproportionate representation of Native American children in the foster care system and work to place Native children in Native homes. In the future, she hopes to use the foundation of her personal and educational experience as a jumping off point for something meaningful and productive for the Native community.
Location: Seattle, WA, United States
Campus: University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Fellowship Class Year: 2013