Teachers are responsible for modeling how to obtain information and how to analyze and apply that information to solve problems. A teacher should enable students to discover ideas and build their own understanding.” 

Alicia’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Chemistry

“I love discovering the widespread applications of science, and I want to share the joy of science with my students.”

Professional Experience

Throughout college, Alicia worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant in general and organic chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. For several semesters, she also worked as a field trip docent at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, where she taught elementary students all about pollinators and Alabama ecosystems.

Alicia spent two summers working as a STEM education intern, teaching biotechnology camps for middle and high school students at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Alicia will begin her first year of teaching at Vestavia Hills High School during the 2020–2021 school year. 


Alicia enjoys rock climbing and acroyoga.

Academic Background

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)