Alicia was born and raised in Virginia. She grew up in Reston, 20 minutes west of D.C., and moved to Richmond in 2010. She graduated in 2015 from VCU with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, with a focus in Public Relations and Crisis Communication.
She has been working in child care since 2016 as a nanny for local RWS families, and as a daycare assistant on Westover Hills Blvd. Alicia started assisting in summer programs at RWS, then became a substitute teacher in 2017. She was assisting Aftercare before becoming the Lead in 2019. Alicia enjoys working with children and helping to further the development of their social, emotional, and communication skills.
Alicia is a DJ in her spare time, and also enjoys camping with friends and attending music festivals. On weekends she does weddings, Bar mitzvah and Bat mitzvah events, fundraisers, company parties, and more. She greatly enjoys her work with local non-profit organizations to raise money for the LGBTQ community and its members’ needs. With a strong passion for music, Alicia believes that “music is therapy.” While applying music in her everyday life, she feels rejuvenated by the sound and is able to supply unconditional love at her DJ gigs and daycare, and in the classroom.
As the Lead Aftercare teacher, her goal is to create an atmosphere of comfort and freedom for her students to be able to relax at the end of the school day, or to be creative and have room to play.