She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Political Science (First Class Honours), a Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in International Trade Policy with distinction and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) with Upper Second Class Honours. She also holds the FITT Certificate in International Trade credential.Alicia is a member of the Ottawa-based Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), the Michigan-based Academy for International Business and the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA). She is also the CARIFORUM Representative/Trade Expert with the Brussels-based African, Caribbean & Pacific Young Professionals Network (ACP-YPN). Alicia is multilingual and is conversational in French, Spanish and Portuguese. When she is not hard at work, she is spending time with her loved ones, reading, exploring other cultures or travelling the world!
AN: A major challenge was becoming known especially as a young person. However, I was able to overcome this through networking and writing articles on my blog which helped people to become familiar with both me and my work. Becoming known has also helped me to expand my network and meet some truly amazing people who are doing great things, such as the wonderful lady who is currently interviewing me!
AN: There are so many persons who have been extremely encouraging throughout my business career and it seems unfair to have to choose just one. I would definitely have to say my parents, friends and a supportive spouse. I would say though that one of my greatest career achievements thus far has been becoming part of the FRANHENDY Attorneys team founded by Ms. Francoise Hendy-Yarde. I have long admired her work and I regard her as an inspiration and mentor. Another person I admire and whose influence I would be remiss to highlight is my former law lecturer, Ms. Nicole Foster, who taught me during my Masters and my LL.B. and helped to shape my love of trade law. I owe her a debt of gratitude for her unwavering encouragement, advice and support.
AN: My vision is to continue to provide sound consultancy services and advice to entities and people of the Caribbean region, including both in the public and private sector. Five years from now, I would like to expand to other regions, including in the Pacific which faces similar challenges to us in the Caribbean but also similar opportunities.