Alycia currently designs and implements strategic planning and evaluation strategies for all community engagement activities led by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Prior to coming to NEON, Alycia served as the Director of the Virginia Master Naturalist program. She was given the “Diversity and Inclusion Award” from Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources for her efforts to ensure the program's volunteers were representative of the communities they served. Alycia has also been working in the field of citizen science for the past ten years. Her citizen science work has supported big data collection efforts for invasive species, engaging Indigenous peoples in Montana and minority youth organizations in Wisconsin and Colorado.