Alicia joined a number of Nicholas School alumni at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2013.  There, she works to ensure that hydropower projects across the country are operated in a way that minimizes impacts to aquatic resources.  The Standard Examiner estimates that hydropower constitutes as high as 80 percent of the world’s renewable electricity production.  As such, it is essential that the booming industry set an example of responsible, green energy production.  Alicia strives to advance the understanding of impacts of renewable energy, and works to implement practical solutions to further improve the expansion of sustainable energies.  

Prior to joining FERC Alicia worked with the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey on a variety of projects, ranging from reintroducing endangered native fishes to the Colorado River to remediation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.