- Planner II
- Based In Salt Lake City
I still think about growing up as a bored suburban teenager without a car. My life was confined to wherever I was willing to walk on busy streets with few sidewalks. So of all the compelling reasons to advocate for better active transportation systems, at the end of the day I do it for the bored teenagers.
Alicia grew up in the Salt Lake Valley. Convinced she was done with school forever, Alicia joined the US Army in 2011 and spent several years traveling the world on active duty before deciding that getting an education might be worth her time. She eventually earned a BS in Geography and Planning from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard University.
Alicia’s interests lie in the intersections between design, economic development, climate sustainability, and social justice. Thus, she was naturally drawn to active transportation and how bikeable and walkable communities make us happier, healthier, and more connected to one another.