Alicia is the NPMap team's “data gal”, assisting David with database development and management. Her other priorities include exploring opportunities to enhance projects with best practices, standards, and consistent, effective documentation as well as providing technical support and training on GIS/GPS applications and technologies.
Alicia recently received a M.S. in GIS from the University of Denver. While at DU, she conducted research in Peru, developing novel methods for GIS modeling of landslides and risk perception. In her capacity as Research Associate, she also brings skills and expertise from a previous career in communications/journalism/web development, beginning with a B.A. in Communications/Spanish from University of Alabama-Huntsville and a M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from CU-Boulder.
An adventurer at heart from the windswept, sunflower fields of Kansas, Alicia loves to travel. Whether it be the foothills of the Appalachians in known-for-SpaceCamp-Huntsville, AL, where she grew up along with five sisters and brothers, or the majestic and mysterious Andes of Peru, or the exciting and intriguing sights and sounds of Mexico, the home of much of her cultural heritage, or wherever the opportunity to explore beckons. Her passion for traveling also feeds her love of cooking and learning about the beautiful nuances across both physical and human landscapes. She also enjoys volunteering as a naturalist with Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, hiking, climbing, playing soccer, and photography.