Aimee was born with a love of animals, which eventually led to her position as Found Animals’ Executive Director. In her role as head of the social entrepreneurship and innovation focused non-profit in the pet space, Aimee is responsible for the development and launch of all major programs including the $75M Michelson Prize and grants program, pet adoption programs that place nearly 5,000 shelter animals per year, and a free, nationwide online microchip registry. She also serves as an Board Member for Spay4LA and the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, which together have four clinics that provide over 30,000 subsidized surgeries to underserved communities each year.
Before Aimee joined Found Animals as its first employee in March 2008, she earned her MBA from Stanford University and rose to Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a management strategy consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 companies to solve complex business issues. During this time, in an effort to introduce balance and service into her busy business career, Aimee began volunteering for a local animal rescue group. It was here Aimee fell in love with one of the most popular yet misunderstood breeds of dog, the pit bull. She eventually adopted a pit bull of her own – Rufus — who accompanies Aimee to the Found Animals’ office daily.
Earlier in her life Aimee received a full scholarship to attend the University of Arizona, where she earned her B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, graduating summa cum laude in 1996. She began her career in biotechnology and was hired by Motorola Corporation’s R&D division. Aimee was the third member of a team recruited to start a biotechnology research program with the goal to develop a biochip device for use in personalized medicine.