Alicia Glassman (she/her) is a descendant of the White Earth Band of Anishinaabe in what is now Northern Minnesota. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she has a lifelong passion for environmental preservation. This was in part driven by her unique experience as a Jewish and Native American woman, raised with the understanding of her role as a steward of the land and a reverence for tikkun olam (repairing and improving the world). This passion brought her to Washington, DC, where she is currently a senior studying Political Science and Geography at The George Washington University.
She believes in harnessing the latest technology, particularly geographic information systems, in order to learn more about our planet and create outputs to help inform decision making and popular conceptions around various environmental topics. She has spent the past year honing these technical skills through internships at places such as Ballotpedia and Esri, and hopes to translate this experience into a skillset in visual storytelling.
Through the Indigenous Correspondents Program, she hopes to utilize this interest to tell stories about the communities that lifted her to where she is. Outside of work and school, Alicia enjoys knitting, reading literary fiction, and trying to find the best bagel in DC.