In honor of her hard work and dedication, the Thomas J. Watson Foundation named Alicia as one of a member of its Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship Class of 2016. The award, which honors Alicia and fourteen other students across the city, will enable her to spend her next three summers interning, both in New York and abroad.
Alicia, whose double majors are communications and journalism, plans to use the internship time to further exercise her reporting, writing and editing skills as a journalist. Having worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines, from Teens in Print to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting in her native Boston, Alicia is already well-versed in the techniques and challenges that come with investigation.
In addition to financing the internships, the program also provides support and assistance in finding and exploring suitable opportunities, both for interning and for graduate studies after college. Many fellows go on to win prestigious awards and placement in highly competitive graduate schools or pre-professional programs. Alicia currently intends to pursue a higher degree in political science after graduation.