Aimée is the founder and CEO of Braven (formerly Beyond Z), a nonprofit organization that was established in 2013. She was inspired to start this innovative initiative based on her deep passion and belief that our next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. Growing up in low income and underrepresented communities and working with young people from similar backgrounds drive her to be on a mission to ensure we discover, develop, and connect extraordinary, diverse young people who have the focus, drive, and talent to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Aimée has spent the majority of her career at Teach For America. In 2002, she joined the TFA staff as Vice President of New Site Development, helping to grow the organization’s presence into Miami and Philadelphia, as well as doubling TFA’s presence in New York City. In 2005, Aimée became the Chief People Officer and oversaw the organization’s staff growth from 200 to over 2500 staff members. In 2011, Aimée took on the expanded role of Executive Vice President of People, Community and Diversity, leading TFA’s work to uphold its commitment to diversity and to build an organization that is a model of fairness and equality. From 2013 to early 2015, she led TFA’s Public Affairs and Communications teams before departing to devote her full energies to Braven.
Before joining TFA staff, Aimée was a program officer at The Breakthrough Collaborative; prior to that position, she led the Summerbridge New Orleans site to become one of the most successful sites in The Breakthrough Collaborative. Aimée, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, was a 1995 TFA corps member and taught sixth grade social studies and language arts in New Orleans.