Alicia studied art for many years. She came to the United States at a young age and was told by her teachers that she needed to pursue art. But when she could not continue studying in college, she made a shift in her life and began to volunteer with different organizations. She also got involved in immigrant rights activism. Since 2012 she has studied plants, landscaping, wellness, nutrition, and the environment. Once she began to work at farms she felt like her true mission began. Alicia is determined to bring delicious, healthy food to her community and to educate folks on the different ways of cooking vegetables that can help them to reclaim their health.