Allicia brings passion about politics and advocacy and expertise in public policy and government relations to the S360 Hawai’I team. In her role as Public Affairs Manager, she is responsible for creating and executing outreach to key influencers, elected leaders, and other government officials to advance clients’ policy priorities. Allicia manages grasstops and grassroots outreach and connects the power of advocacy to those that influence policy changes.
Prior to joining S360, Allicia spent years advocating for workers’ rights and high-quality public education as a state and national delegate for the largest single statewide public teacher’s union in the country, Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association. In addition, she worked to advance STEAM and other arts-based curriculum as an instructor and mentor at a prominent performing arts studio in Waipio, Hawaiʻi.
Allicia earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Performing Arts from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, and a master’s degree in Educational Technology and Leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. She also graduated from Na Kumu Alaka’i Teacher Leader Academy, a program designed to empower leaders at the school level to bring about research-based change to existing school systems in order to enhance student achievement.
Born and raised on Oʻahu, Allicia passes on her local values and the importance of giving back to her children. She regularly volunteers with local organizations, including the OSPCA and Malama Maunalua, and enjoys exercising and exploring all the natural beauty Hawaiʻi has to offer.