Alicia is a mother to one very active toddler and partner to one very artistic man, she is originally from Tūrangi and now resides in Tāmaki Makaurau. She has a real passion for supporting marginalised communities to tell their story, for justice, and Te Tiriti-centered mahi. She comes to the Mental Health Foundation with a communications and psychology background; She holds a Bachelor of Communications degree with a multimedia major from AUT and a Post Graduate Diploma in Science Psychology at Auckland University.
Alicia is a communications specialist whose work has spanned human rights and anti-poverty movements in Aotearoa. She most recently held the role of Media and Communications Officer at Amnesty International, combining communications with advocacy strategies in the asylum seeker and criminal justice spaces. She supported global campaigns in health, race, and digital security spaces.
Prior to that, she worked with unions to amplify the Living Wage movement and has several years of newsroom experience as a multimedia journalist at Aotearoa's leading news agencies. She began her career in marketing, specifically in broadcast working for The Radio Bureau. She has volunteered at the Howard League for Penal Reform, facilitating the six thinking hats for people living in prison, and advocated for victims of domestic violence at Victim Support.