the CollegeBound Foundation and as such is the first CollegeBound Foundation alum, first woman, first African-American and youngest Board Chair in the thirty history of the organization. Additionally, Alicia also serves as Parliamentarian within the Harbor City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.
Alicia is a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. At the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Wilson was a Blaustein and Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar and, in 2003, was named the Harry S. Truman Scholar for the state of Maryland. She is the first student in the history of UMBC to be awarded this honor. The Truman Scholarship is a National Award bestowed upon one college junior from each state that demonstrates exceptional leadership potential and who is committed to making a difference through public service.
After graduating from UMBC, Alicia was named the 2004 Andrew Levy Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland School of Law. In late 2004, she was also named the 2004 George L. Russell Scholar at the School of Law. While in law school, Alicia served as the co-captain of the Maryland Law National Trial Team and led her team to be ranked the number one trial team in the country.
For her accomplishments and public service, Alicia has received numerous awards and honors. Most recently, Alicia was named the 2019 Whitney M. Young Award Recipient by the Greater Baltimore Urban League, a 2019 Distinguished Women by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, and as one of Maryland’s three most inspiring voices by Community Law In Action. In 2018, Alicia was recognized as an Unstoppable Women by the UWAC Collective, as one of two Power Women of the Year by the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, and as Community Advocate of the Year by the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce.
Her professional and civic leadership has propelled her to the forefront of local and national media attention. In 2019, Alicia was profiled in Forbes magazine as the “The Black Millennial Lawyer Making Michelle Obama More Accessible to Baltimore’s Youth.” Also, in 2019, Alicia was featured in the Maryland Daily Record as one of the Top 50 Influential Marylanders. In late 2018, the National Business Journal named Alicia as one of the nation’s Top 50 Influencers under 40 and in that same year Black Enterprise produced a television feature on Alicia for her work in securing the $660 million tax increment financing for the Port Covington Project. In early 2017, Wilson was featured and honored by WBFF Fox 45 as one of Baltimore’s four Champions of Courage. And, in 2016, the Baltimore Sun profiled Alicia as one of “Baltimore’s 25 Women to Watch.”