Voting Rights & Voter Engagement
Alicia is a proud first-generation Cuban-American raised in Union City, New Jersey, who recently earned her Bachelorâs Degree from Columbia University, where she double-majored in Sociology and the Studies of Ethnicity and Race. Alicia joined the YP4 network as a Fellow in 2014 and her Blueprint entailed creating the Director of Training and Staff Development role for The WomanHOOD (Helping Ourselves Overcome Discrimination) Project– a woman of color led program for high school girls in the Bronx dedicated to facilitating workshops on racial justice, gender empowerment, media literacy, and leadership development.
During the summer of 2015, Alicia had the honor of serving as a White House Intern in the Office of the First Lady, where she edited, prepared, and coordinated responses on behalf of the First Lady. Most recently, she worked as the Supervisor for the Double Discovery Center at Columbia University, a college preparatory program for low-income, first-generation high school students in New York City. Aliciaâs Latina identity motivates her to continue fighting for a more just society free from all systemic oppression.