BA in anthropology and women's studies, The Johns Hopkins University (2001). As an undergraduate, Alicia studied peace and conflict through the School for International Training in Northern Ireland. Her research focused on the gendered impact of armed conflict and included volunteer work at several women's community centers in Belfast. Upon graduation she returned to Northern Ireland to facilitate workshops on peace and conflict studies, cross-cultural living and field-based research for the SIT program. Since 2002 Alicia has worked at Women for Women International in Washington, DC designing and implementing programs to assist women survivors of war as they rebuild their lives and communities. Most recently she spent several months in Afghanistan coordinating a rights awareness and vocational skills training program for women.