Alicia joined Operation Dignity’s Board in early 2016. She currently works for Santa Clara County’s Behavioral Health Department as a manager of substance abuse treatment programs. Prior to that, Alicia worked for ten years with homeless and at-risk individuals in Alameda County, both on the ground and as an administrator of street outreach and housing programs. She believes that everyone deserves compassion, grace, and affordable housing and works tirelessly towards these ideals. Alicia has her Master’s in Social Work from San Jose State University, and earned her BA in Global Studies from Azusa Pacific University, during which she lived abroad in Russia, working with homeless youth.