Graduate Research Associate, MPA Program
The Evergreen State College
A life-long Washington resident, Alicia grew up in Lewis County where a youth spent exploring in the forest and romping around the family farm connected her with animals, nature and the life cycle on a daily basis. She first began working with incarcerated individuals at the age of 10 when she volunteered alongside offender work crews at the local animal shelter to help provide individualized care to homeless pets. After receiving her B.A. in Business Administration and Finance from Saint Martin’s University, Alicia enrolled in the MPA program at Evergreen to study public policy while working as financial counselor. She brought her technical skills and research experience to the Sustainability in Prisons Project as the lecture series coordinator for the Washington Corrections Center for Women from 2009-2011, while also assisting with project evaluation and public affairs. A passionate community organizer, Alicia enjoyed seeing her work with the Project bring together seemingly unrelated factions of society into an engaging partnership that creates positive lasting impacts for local communities. Alicia is now a Research Project Consultant with the Washington State Dept. of Commerce, Olympia, WA.