Alicia graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Addiction Studies, and a minor in Criminal Justice in 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant for a study that focused on behavioral interventions for children at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. For her addiction studies internship, she was a member of a lab that focused on addiction and women’s health. She is currently a research assistant for the MORE Study. Her main areas of interest are addiction, women's health, and criminal justice. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and cooking.