Aimee develops and analyzes policies to help land managers protect wildlife and habitat threatened by the impacts of climate change. Her areas of focus include the impacts of climate change on imperiled species, the development of adaptation strategies for wildlife and habitat, and helping agencies incorporate climate science into their decision-making processes. Aimee also supports the renewable energy team, drawing on past work as a member of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Federal Advisory Committee. Aimee has been with Defenders for 19 years, and has also worked on avian issues, farm bill conservation programs, invasive species and wildlife disease topics, and provided general science support to the organization. Her background is in ecology.
She holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in environmental and forest biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.