Alicia Erickson

Writer

Alicia Erickson

Expertise

Wildlife Conservation, Sustainable Travel, Clean Eating, Clean Beauty

Education

University of Washington, London School of Economics and Political Science

Introduction

Alicia is a writer, photographer, and social entrepreneur specializing in sustainable travel, wildlife and nature conservation, and environmentally friendly agriculture and eating. She has researched these topics around the world, mostly focusing on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Experience

Alicia worked as a political analyst for the University of Washington and Harvard, researching and interpreting political uprisings and conflicts. While working as an analyst, she lived around the world, from India to Tanzania, working on gender and socioeconomic development projects.

During this time abroad, Alicia traveled extensively into remote areas and developed an interest in issues of sustainability, conservation, green travel, clean energy and cooking, and wellness. She began deepening her research and writing extensively on these topics for a wide range of publications, including National Geographic Traveller India, Conde Nast Traveler, World Nomads, and others.

Alicia also completed her yoga teacher training in India, where she also explored natural remedies and food as medicine through Ayurveda.

Currently, Alicia is based in East Africa where she works as a freelance writer, conducting research for a book on refugees, and writing for publications on nature and wildlife conservation, responsible tourism, and food culture, among other topics.

Education

Alicia has a master's degree in Comparative Politics and Conflict from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor's degree in International Development and Human Rights from the University of Washington. She also is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher from Rishikul Yoghshala in Rishikesh, India.

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