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is a sophomore studying Public Policy and Business Administration at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and National Security Fellow at Girl Security. Aimee served as a United States Department of State Youth Ambassador to Chile and Argentina in 2019, which inspired her interest in foreign relations. Through the prestigious Phillips Ambassadors program, she studied abroad at Yonsei University in South Korea and pursued coursework in East Asian philosophies and cultures. Aimee is a passionate advocate for greater Asian American representation and diversity in the U.S. national security community. Her prior work experience includes interning with Rise to support their United Nations campaign, developing policies and researching the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on first-generation college students, and advocating for under-represented communities at conferences including the 2021 NASPA National Conference on Student Success and Shared-Risk and Protective Factors Conference. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of YouthRoots and volunteers at the UNC Asian American Center.