Alicia was a student at Columbia University majoring in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies. Alicia is very passionate about social justice, community service, and multiculturalism. Alicia was a facilitator for ROOTEd (Respecting Ourselves and Others Through Education) a non-hierarchical, peer facilitating group that engaged in conversations about power and privilege and how they relate to our identities. She was also a mentor to high school students in the Bronx with the WomanHOOD (Helping Ourselves Overcome Discrimination) Project where she led workshops on racial justice and gender empowerment. Alicia was events chair of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, a club that focused on mentoring and tutoring lower-income students in the NYC area and planned events for the Columbia Latino community. She plans to attend law school and practice public interest law.