Alicia was born and raised in upstate New York. She met her husband in college at the University of New York at Buffalo. She received her bachelors in English and Linguistics. She then moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina where she attended graduate school at University of North Carolina Greensboro and received her Master’s in English education. Her husband attended Wake Forest Law School and received his Juris Doctorate in law. They moved to Tampa seven years ago and since have started a family. They have a six-year-old daughter, Juliana, and a 21-month-old son William. They enjoy going to gymnastic and dance classes with their daughter. They currently have four pets- two Miniature Pinchers and two cats. Animals have always been a passion in Alicia’s life and she has worked in the animal field for 16 years.