Alicia has a B.A. in Mass Communications with a focus on Multimedia Journalism and a minor in English Language and Literature from Hofstra University. She also studied journalism at Penn State University for two years before transferring to Hofstra, has a post-graduate professional certification in journalism from NYU and is certified as an AP Style copyeditor. Alicia has over eight years of experience as a professional writer, editor, SE0-driven content producer, audience development and engagement leader, strategic/revenue-generating content creator, editorial newsletter manager, social media manager, and copyeditor for various major news outlets. Alicia has previously worked for media brands such as CNNMoney.com, AOL, Patch.com, Nation's Restaurant News/Informa, CRN/The Channel Company and others.