Alicia began her academic career at Northeast Texas Community College, where she discovered organizing by facilitating a U.S. Congressional debate on campus. After being awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship, she studied politics, economics, policy, and law at Mills College. As a queer woman from the rural South, she was thrilled to participate in the Victory Congressional Internship Program. Working with openly lesbian Representative Angie Craig gave her an inside look at policymaking and law, which Alicia views as tools to uplift historically marginalized communities. She plans to attend law school and pursue a career in civil rights law.