Alicia received her J.D. from Yale Law School. While at law school, she was a member of the Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented clients in various criminal proceedings, and the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, where she investigated prison conditions in Connecticut’s death row. As a board member of the Visual Law Project, Alicia helped produce short films focusing on social justice issues, such as the deportation of non-citizen veterans due to old criminal convictions. Alicia interned at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and at The Bronx Defenders. She holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Chicago and is fluent in Spanish.