Aimee’s passion for refugee and immigrant communities is deeply personal. Originally from Rwanda, Aimee and her family fled the violence of the 1994 genocide. With the hope of returning home, her family spent a year in DRC. After painfully accepting that returning back to Rwanda was not safe, they continued to Niger where they applied for refugee resettlement.  In 1997, Aimee, her parents and three siblings were resettled in Stone Mountain, Georgia. There, a local church welcomed them and guided them through their early days of life in the U.S.  Aimee now welcomes refugees in Georgia and guides them through their new home and community. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs and a M.A. in Public Administration.