Alicia is a Senior Program Director involved in many areas of the Foundation’s giving, including welfare reform, education reform, urban renewal, youth engagement and character formation, religious freedom, marriage and family, philanthropy and nonprofit management, and the revitalization of civil society. Since joining the Foundation in 1996, she has aimed to highlight the role of faith-based and private, voluntary efforts in solving society’s most pernicious problems. Alicia serves on the selection committee for the Manhattan Institute’s Civil Society Award and served on a gubernatorial commission on the family. She holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.