Aimee Kinney is a research scientist focusing on environmental governance. She provides analysis of existing programs and policies to support implementation of Puget Sound National Estuary Program recovery plans and strategies. Areas of research interest include optimization of regulatory and incentive approaches for ecosystem-based management, co-production of science to inform policy, and multi-stakeholder planning processes. Aimee holds a B.S. in Biology and Marine Science from the University of Miami, and a M.M.A. from the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington. Prior to joining PSI, she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District. There she planned coastal habitat restoration projects, supported maintenance of water resources infrastructure, and ensured that Corps actions complied with a multitude of environmental laws and regulations.