November 24, 2015

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Alicia currently resides in Fresno, CA and is part of a regional strategy to build the capacity of youth organizing and youth serving partners in the Central Valley. Alicia also provides leadership and support on several statewide youth organizing and power-building initiatives and events.

Originally from the Central Valley of California, her early experiences with poverty and violence have served as her main motivation to be an advocate and partner in communities fighting for equity and liberation. After receiving her B.A. from UC Berkeley, she worked for a social-impact non-profit in Oakland, Urban Strategies Council. During her time there, she worked with leading Bay Area advocates and systems leaders on issues that ranged from criminal justice to education reform, with the ultimate goal of reducing poverty and inequities in public systems.

In 2015, Alicia received her Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she studied political and economic development. Alicia is also a proud board member of Fresno Barrios Unidos.

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