Alicia attended Oak Knoll and Hillview as a student. She graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Biology and her teaching credential. She has worked at Stanford, SRI, and Vassar doing research spanning leeches, HIV, and toxoplasmosis gondii. She was a Hillview science teacher for fifteen years teaching 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. She currently works as a Teacher On Special Assignment.