Alicia Cohen is the director of diversity programs in the office for inclusion and diversity. In this role she provides leadership for diversity education and has facilitated workshops on: Communicating Respectfully; Disability and Diversity; Diversity, Sports and Culture; Facilitating Conversations; Neurodiversity; Creating Inclusive Workplaces; Social Identity; and Women in Higher Education.
Alicia began her career at Virginia Tech in 1989 as the coordinator of student organizations. After working 10 years in student activities she moved to multicultural affairs as assistant to the vice president. She served in multiple capacities in a number of university offices focusing on issues of diversity and inclusion.
She is a trained facilitator for NetSpeed Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, $tart$mart, Mentors in Violence Prevention, and Intergroup Dialogues.
She earned her B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Lyman Briggs School at Michigan State University and her M.A. in College and University Administration with a Health Promotion Cognate from Michigan State University.