Alecia is currently a student at New York University, obtaining her Master’s in Social Work. She spent her first year of study in Shanghai, China, as part of the Global MSW experience, and interned at The Essential Learning Group, a social enterprise dedicated to assisting families and individuals with special needs in China, and beyond. Alecia’s experience and interests previously focused on supporting children who have experienced, or were at risk of being exposed to, traumatic events of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Since coming to China, and working with Xiersen, Alecia has discovered her passion of advocating for all individuals who do not have access to fair representation or opportunity. Alecia will continue to support Xiersen as she continues her work and studies traveling abroad.
“What you spend years building can be destroyed over night. Build anyway.” – Mother Theresa