Alicia is Impact Chain Lab’s Partnerships Lead and Supply Chain & Agriculture SME. Alicia is also the founder of Cultivati Inc., where she has conducted research on companies are using blockchain in food supply chains, and consulted with companies that are developing and implementing initiatives that use blockchain to address supply chain challenges. Alicia is also an avid public speaker helping people understand how blockchain is enabling change in the food and agriculture industry after she saw a string of food safety scandals cause illness and concern about the food supply chain, living in Beijing from 2008 to 2014.
While in Beijing, Alicia worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization - Investment and Technology Promotion Office to promote industrial development in third tier cities across China, and taught business to undergraduate and Executive MBA students at China Agricultural University. Since returning to the US she has consulted with a range of organizations on food safety issues in China, food supply chain innovation, operations, communications, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Alicia is also an advisor and judge for sustainable seafood business competition Fish 2.0, and a mentor with food business accelerator Food-X and the Blockchain for Social Impact Decentralized Impact Incubator.