student headshot Alicia

“There’s no better moment than now to think big and impact the world positively” she says. The IDM faculty is empowering me to push beyond my limits, opening my mind, and having a clear understanding on integrated design and how important it is in every decision I make to have this vision to create what truly matters.”

“If my life were a jigsaw puzzle,” says Alicia, “IDM would be the perfect fit for an important missing piece—an interdisciplinary experience that can unlock my potential.” Born in Costa Rica, Alicia graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico (ITESM), where she created MenTe (Mujeres en Tecnología). A passionate and active collaborator, she believes that the best things in life are better when shared. In 2015, she received a full scholarship from Google to attend Global Solutions Program (GSP) at Singularity University. She also helped launch the Costa Rican National Network for Women in Science and Technology (MenTe) and she’s been the streaming director for TEDx Talks in Costa Rica since 2010. For the past six years, Alicia has been creating testing solutions in the smart-grid, automotive, and networking fields for leading companies like Hewlett-Packard and Teradyne.