“Inspire others, speak your truth and believe you are good enough to be who you are.”
- Personal Motto
Alicia is a New Orleans native who enjoys creative writing, problem-solving and the visual and performing arts. Her writing style is authentic, engaging and elicits readers to embrace a continuous journey of self-expression and discovery. She had the opportunity to spend a year as a Global Arts Education Fellow through J Rêve International founded by Jacqueline Cofield. She received the J Rêve Emerging Leader in STEAM Award at the organizations STEAM+ Arts Integration Conference. Check out more about her Global Arts Education experience https://bit.ly/2vQ8ZcD
In 2018, she was also selected as a Dallas Public Voices Fellow by the Op Ed project in partnership with the Boone Family Foundation. The Boone Family Foundation, launched its inaugural Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse in 2015, more than a dozen leading foundations and universities including Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Texas Woman’s University, Northwestern and The Ford Foundation have launched Voices programs. She published four op-ed pieces about STEM Education, Women in Leadership and Overcoming Failure in publications such as Miss Magazine, Garnet News, The Hill and Chicago Crain’s for Business.
As an engineer she is equally a creative storyteller she embraces the importance of arts integration through the power of visual stories. She regular publishes under the pen name A.M. Morgan.
Her first book self published in 2009 Father and Daughter Time: Conversations from the Heart shares how a father's guidance through engaging conversations helps a daughter embrace the power of unconditional love.
Featured in the following Books:
Super Cool Scientists #2 A Story and Coloring Book Celebrating Today’s Women in Science
Super Cool Scientists #2 is a story and coloring book that celebrates women in science. It highlights amazing women from across the country doing important work in astronomy, marine science, cybersecurity, and more. They are leaders in their fields and also in education, art, business, and mentoring other young people to pursue careers in STEM. Join us in celebrating women in STEM - recognizing the people who do this work every day and also inspiring the next generation of scientists. Super Cool Scientists #2 is the second in the Super Cool Scientists series. Check out the original too!
STEAM + Arts Integration Anthology: Insights and Practical Applications
The 12 contributors featured in this anthology are on the frontlines of STEAM+ Arts Integration Education and include engineers, educators, leaders/founders of STEM and STEAM education programs, teaching artists, and cultural programmers. The book provides a historical summary of STEM to STEAM, case studies, and practical program examples used in classrooms across the country and abroad. A unique resource that includes charts and images displaying a wide range of perspectives and insights to enlighten educators and readers on why STEAM+ Arts Integration is the wave of the future. Alicia’s contribution topic is “Deeper Learning Through STEAM+ Arts Integration”
"I have been so grateful to have Alicia's involvement on the Scholarship Advisory Committee for the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation. The scholarship committee has the crucial responsibility of selecting recipients for the 20-plus scholarships bestowed annually by the Foundation. Last year, Alicia reviewed close to 60 applications, helping choose 21 Woodrow seniors to receive $40,750 in scholarships. Her contributions to this volunteer committee are making a difference for young people in our community."
- Leigh Straughn
Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation
"I met Alicia when I was an executive officer for the SMU collegiate chapter of National Society of Black Engineers. She regularly supported our chapter from 2015-2017 through public speaking, hosting professional workshops, mentorship, and behind-the-scenes support for the SMU NSBE executive board. Along with SMU NSBE, Alicia also personally supported me and advocated for my success. Thanks to her nomination, I was selected as a finalist for The City Influencer’s 2016 College Influencer of the Year Search. This distinguished honor opened doors for me and allowed me to network with other influential people throughout the country. On multiple occasions Alicia acknowledged my often-unseen efforts as a student and a leader. I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Software Engineering thanks to women like her, who paved the way academically and positively impacted me."
- Nariana Sands