Miss Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc., M.Sc., LL.B. is a trade and development consultant and founder of Caribbean Trade Law & Development, a consulting firm specialising in international trade and development consulting. She is also a Consulting Legal Researcher with FRANHENDY Attorneys. Alicia is passionate about issues dealing with the development of Caribbean and other small states. Her professional career includes extensive trade research and consulting for private individuals, NGOs, and international organisations. 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!