Though raised in Pasadena, Maryland, Aimee owes her unique upbringing to her Nigerian and British heritage. Always taught through faith that the human ability knows no bounds, she has always been a friend of adventure and trying new things. Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay meant that she was no stranger to environmental outreach programs targeting school-aged children, teaching the importance of preserving estuarine habitats as well as advocating for general environmental awareness and wellbeing.
After moving with her family to Atlanta, Georgia in 2007, Aimee set her sights on the illustrious University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree. While there to initially pursue a career in veterinary medicine, she redirected her career goals to a broader topic that would allow her to conduct research on climate change impacts while still engaging the community, particularly youth in underrepresented groups. She graduated in 2017 with a B.S in Biology and minor in Ecology, eager to see where her new found interests would lead her. A summer research opportunity at the University of Oregon looking into climate impacts on prairie plant communities further confirmed her interests in climate change research as well as environmental education and outreach. Aimee loved her experience at UO so much, she thought, “why not just attend for graduate school?” Because her interests are a bit broad, she intends to use her time in Oregon to further hone in on a particular research topic.
Outside of the sciences, Aimee enjoys creative writing and reading for leisure. She is a lover of music and dancing, as well as sports, outdoor activities, and horseback riding
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