Alicia joined the Foundation in 2023 as the Manager, Housing Accelerator Program.
Alicia is the Manager of the Housing Accelerator Program and will be leading the stewardship of the grant and loan programming for affordable housing development projects at the Vancity Community Foundation and the Greater Vancouver Community Assistance Foundation. Alicia is a licensed architect with over ten years of local experience in the community housing sector. She brings a thorough understanding of the development, design, and construction process having guided projects from the early design stages through construction into occupancy. Alicia is originally from Mexico where she studied architecture, she moved to Vancouver in 2008 to pursue a Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture at The University of British Columbia. Besides her work in development consulting and architecture, she is also the co-owner of two beverage companies, Faculty Brewing and Oddity Kombucha, and co-founded the Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, a housing advocacy group that operated between 2012 and 2015. When she's not at work, she loves spending time outdoors playing in the mountains with friends.