As Deputy Director of the Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance, Alicia manages the center’s research, programming, operations, and market engagement. Alicia also leads the center’s work to identify opportunities for philanthropic and long-term investors to fill financing gaps to scale up clean energy.
A serial entrepreneur and pioneer of new business models, Alicia was at the forefront of the web advertising and carbon offset industries before pursuing solutions in the rapidly evolving area of climate finance. Prior to joining the center, Alicia founded Climate Strategy Partners, a strategic advisory services provider that designed and executed climate and energy programs for foundations, investors and NGOs. She has served on the management teams of multiple startups, including at TerraPass, a pioneer of the US carbon offset market, and Flycast Communications, one of the first web advertising networks. At these companies, Alicia drove exponential revenue growth through the creation of new business lines and channel partnerships with leading brands.
Alicia is a member of Ceres President’s Council, and serves as an advisor to PRIME – Program Related Investment Makers: Energy and the Los Angeles Business Council Institute. She holds a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she also served as a case writer for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and a BA in Environmental Policy and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. A native of Silicon Valley, Alicia lives in Menlo Park with her husband and two daughters.