Aimee Bushiri serves as the treasurer of FLOCA, and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance. With a strong knowledge of both cash and accrual accounting systems, Aimee has been responsible for multi-fund budgets ranging from $10 million to $500 million. She has experience in all aspects of financial forecasting, resource allocation, fund management, accounting and control. Aimee is a highly motivated, and results-oriented finance professional with a proven ability to work broadly across organizations and build collaborative relationships with business and executive leadership.
Aimee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Laura Kupe, Esq.
Member At Large
Laura Kupe is currently a Policy Analyst for the RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan global policy think tank. Prior to her time at RAND, Laura was a presidential appointee in the Obama Administration, where she last served as a Special Assistant at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Office of International Engagement within the Office of Policy, working on European affairs. Previously, she was detailed to the Presidential Personnel Office in The White House and served as Domestic Director. She started her official tenure in the Obama Administration in June 2014 as the Briefing Book Coordinator to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. Prior to her time in the Obama Administration, Laura was a legislative fellow for Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA). She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Michigan with highest distinction in 2010 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2013. Laura’s parents are originally from Kikwit in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and she was born in Germany and spent part of her childhood in Schieren, Luxembourg before moving to the Unites States at the age of nine.
In 2014, Sara Kidibu graduated from the George Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a minor in Economics. After graduating last year, Sara began working as an administrative assistant at Fortney & Scott, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based law firm counseling and advising clients on labor and employment matters.
Prior to working for Fortney & Scott, Sara worked as a francophone intern at the Phelps Stokes Fund, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C, from 2011 to 2012. Sara served in the Programs in Africa division under Director Pape Samb to facilitate youth leadership programs amongst the African Diaspora as well as African countries.
During her undergraduate career, Sara attended the School for International Training’s (SIT) Health and Community Development Program in Kenya for a semester. During her time in Kenya, she completed an independent study project on the issues surrounding informal settlements (slums) in Kenya and their relationship to the Kenyan economy, politics, and social experience. This experience encouraged Sara’s interest in the potential of the law to protect a country’s citizens. As a result, Sara intends to pursue a career in public international law in the near future.
Monica Massamba is a Regional Youth & Campus Organizer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), a nonprofit provider of reproductive health care. Monica spends her time traveling through the Southeast US, training students on how to build power and effect change on their college campuses. Prior to her work at PPFA, she worked on a number of electoral campaigns, including the 2016 and 2012 presidential elections, organizing college students and instilling in them the importance of civic participation. Monica graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.A in Political Science and will be seeking a Masters in Public Administration. She was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and immigrated to the US at the age of 4.
Monica has committed her work to empowering you, especially young people of color and training them on how to effect change in their communities. She is looking forward to joining the board and helping to grow a strong program at FLOCA.
Nora serves as the secretary for the FLOCA board. She has a passion for understanding the global notion of the African Diaspora and how it impacts cultural identity, environmental spaces, and health. She believes that education supported by a committed and unified community is the foundation for a successful future, regardless of geographic location.
Nora holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Hult International Business School in London. She is currently based in RTP working as a Business Analyst for an International Investment Bank.