Alicia A. Forde is a practicing attorney in the Houston area and is an adjunct professor with the University of Houston Clear Lake in their Humanities and Social Sciences department. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and her J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Alicia is currently enrolled in the LL.M. program at the University of Houston Law Center and is set to receive a dual LL.M. in taxation and international law in May of 2017. She has been a part of social organizations concerning African Americans and its community, including being a member of the Black Student Union at the University of Houston and serving as the National Attorney General for the National Black Law Students Association. Alicia currently sits on the executive board of a local area non-profit, Modify, which is focused on young professionals giving back to the community.