Alicia Thompson

Alicia grew up loving the outdoors with a passion for backpacking, hiking, biking, and playing sports with her siblings. From an early age, she found herself drawn to the ocean and aquatic ecosystems, and went to school at U.C. Santa Barbara to pursue a B.S. in Aquatic Biology. During college Alicia spent time scuba diving, researching fish and intertidal ecosystems, and playing ultimate frisbee. Prior to ETC, Alicia worked as a backpacking Instructor at Outward Bound California and as a Program Coordinator at Kids for the Bay. Alicia is thrilled to be part of the ETC team and share her love of the outdoors and passion for environmental education with our amazing Youth LEAD students and fellows.