Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Illinois Alicia has always wanted to wander all over the world. She fell in love with the stars after her first trip to the planetarium as a child and has been fascinated and passionate about science, particularly space exploration, physics and astrobiology ever since. She is a the founder of The Foundation for Wonderment and Awe, a non-profit established to stimulate public enthusiasm and interest in science and spark personal connections with Nature. She is also a visual artist, writer, doer of odd jobs and passionate animal, environmental and human rights advocate. She is a believer in kindness, compassion and a total capsaisin junkie.
Alicia has always been excited about sharing information and learning new things. That led her to TED and eventually to found TEDxJerseyCity and TEDxJerseyCityWomen. She believes sharing ideas leads to building a stronger community through personal connections and shared growth. She wants to make TEDxJerseyCity one of the best TEDx events around and show people just how rich Jersey City and it’s community is.
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