Alicia was raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. She pursued her legal studies in London, United Kingdom obtaining a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the City University, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She was also admitted to the Bar of England and Wales. Alicia is also called to the Bar in Jamaica and Barbados.
Alicia received her formal introduction to international trade issues as a part of the former Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (now CARICOM Office of Trade Negotiations - OTN) and has since worked throughout the CARICOM region in various capacities with trade related assignments at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat in St. Lucia and as a part of USAID-funded development programmes in Barbados and Guyana.
At present, she is employed to the Attorney General's Chambers in Jamaica and is a member of the International Affairs division which advises the Government of Jamaica and its various Ministries and Agencies on matters relevant to international law, including international economic law.
On completion of the IELPO LL.M., Alicia will return to Jamaica and resume her duties at the Attorney General's Chambers.
Alicia is a native snglish speaker, has a good command of the spanish language and basic/intermediate knowledge of french.