Originally from Austin, Texas, Alicia has lived in New Orleans since 2006. Alicia obtained a BA in Sociology from Tulane in 2010, where she focused primarily on studying marriage and childrearing. Upon graduating Alicia spent a year working in human resources, volunteering at the local children's hospital, and working as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). It was during this time that she began to recognize the unmet needs of alternative family styles in receiving policy and legislative help. Recognizing this as a major social problem, she applied and was accepted the City, Culture, and Community program where she now focuses on alternative family styles childrearing with a focus on how to better protect those families legally while also investigating how their parenting styles could help all parents create homes that rear positive and self-confident families.
Alternative family styles, Childrearing, Family sociology