Alicia is passionate about using her platform as a Filipina American storyteller to inspire social change. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and minor in Asian American Studies at the University of Florida, where she developed her vision by working at the intersection of art, journalism, and activism. Based in Chicago, IL, she is currently a Master of Fine Arts Documentary Media student at Northwestern University.
Alicia was a Reporting Fellow for Everyday Feminism, breaking down mental health issues in Filipinx and Southeast Asian communities, and a Social Justice Writer for The Tempest, covering sociopolitical stories for millennial women of color. Alicia was also a Digital Media Producer for broadcast news station Spectrum News 13 in Orlando, Florida, and Spectrum Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida.
As a filmmaker, Alicia seeks to create documentaries that illuminate the stories of communities of color and how they reclaim their power in oppressive spaces and thrive on their own terms.
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