Aimée Thorne-Thomsen

Aimée is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Advocates for Youth, a national sexual and reproductive health organization serving young people. She has an extensive background in communications, movement-building, and new media technologies across various social justice movements. Prior to joining the staff at Advocates, she served as the Interim Executive Director for the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the Executive Director of the Pro- Choice Public Education Project (PEP). During her tenure at PEP, Aimée focused on creating spaces for and elevating the voices of young women, transgender and gender non-confirming young people in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Aimée has also held senior management positions in the nonprofit and private sectors. Aimée sits on the Board of Directors for Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and RH Reality Check; the Advisory Board of Nursing Students for Choice, the National Institute for Reproductive Health’s Adolescent Health Care Communications Program and IUD Education Campaign, and the National Advisory Council of Exhale. She has spoken around the country at venues including Netroots Nation, Center for American Progress, and WE ACT Advancing Climate Justice Conference, and her writing and blogs have appeared on Daily Kos, Feministing, and RH Reality Check among others. Aimée earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York. She is the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants.