Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Alicia is of Mexican and Navajo descent, and grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Tuba City, AZ. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s of science in Psychology. Returning to Tuba City she joined FoodCorps to better her community through revitalizing traditional farming, helping children, and growing indigenous food sovereignty. It was during her time as a Service Member she was first introduced to the Center. She served two years with the Feast for the Future Program, where she tended to a school garden. That garden was the first on any Arizona tribal land to receive the Garden to Cafeteria Certification, which meant the cafeteria could serve the produce grown in the garden. She returned to the Center in August of 2017, eager to begin her new role as the NativeVision Program Coordinator in Tuba City.