Aimee Rollins was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho, and is a sixth generation Idahoan. Her father sparked her interest in history by reading her historical story books as a child, and that interest became a passion after she took history classes in high school. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from Boise State University in 2018. Aimee earned a Master of Arts in Applied Historical Research from Boise State University in 2020, where she conducted original research on the historic Kootenai neighborhood and engaged in public outreach with local homeowners.
Aimee was awarded two summer internships that shaped her interest in history, particularly in architectural history; she worked as the museum docent for the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association in 2018, where she helped to improve the historic Forest Service Ranger Station-turned-museum, and in 2019 she was awarded an internship with the National Council for Preservation Education to research historic backcountry structures in Mount Rainier National Park. These two experiences shaped her decision to pursue a graduate degree that would allow her to research and advocate for the preservation of historic structures.
While researching the past in remote locations, Aimee became fascinated with the relationship between the historic built and natural environments, which she believes is a part of crafting a sense of place and self.
In her free time, Aimee enjoys hiking, backpacking, and fishing in Idaho’s backcountry.