Alicia Wong was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She is a senior at Edward C. Reed High School. In her spare time, she loves to dance. Alicia is on the dance team at school and also teaches at a local studio. She spends most of her free time dancing or teaching younger kids how to dance.
Alicia first started working on environmental issues when she joined the environmental club, the Reed Ecowarriors, at her school in her sophomore year. A year later she became president of the club and continues as president in her senior year. In her term as president, Alicia has had a water bottle refilling station installed at Reed, won a Keep America Beautiful recycling bin grant for her school, and reduced idling at her school by 63%.
Alicia has a passion for taking action on climate change and is up for working on any challenge. As an ACE Action Fellow since early 2014, she has worked on the Washoe County Idle-Free Schools campaign since its early days. Alicia has helped other schools go Idle-Free and always spreads knowledge about idling to friends and family. Along with the other Reno Action Fellows, Kimberly Garcia and Oscar Garcia, as well as ACE partner, the Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management District, Alicia is now working to get a Idle-Free policy for the Washoe County School District. She hopes to achieve this goal and to continue spreading knowledge about climate change.