Aminou joined Vera in November 2008 as a project analyst with the International Indicators Group (IIG). His work, which focused on IIG’s work in French-speaking Haiti, included interpreting and translating reports, memos, and communication materials, as well as interpreting and assisting in overseas research, assessment, and training activities. Aminou also worked on the United Nations Rule of Law Indicators Project, regarding the development of rule of law indicators for use in post-conflict situations. Before joining Vera, he held various positions, including translator, retail sales associate, and volunteer interpreter for asylum seekers in the United States. He is a native of Togo, West Africa, where he graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lomé, Togo. Aminou also holds a MA in sociology and a BA in English. He is a member of the American Translator Association, and has a background in Sociology, French, and English translation and interpretation.