Alicia Lou was a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat. She recently graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.
Prior to Civil Beat, Alicia interned at Hawaii Business Magazine and wrote for Ka Leo, the UH Manoa student newspaper.
Although born in Nevada, Alicia has spent most of her life moving. She has lived on several islands, in 12 U.S. cities, six countries, and has had the privilege to visit many more.
During her prolonged gap year, Alicia became a dive instructor and worked and lived on boats — sparking her passion for marine life and sustainability, which she continues to nurture in her free time.
Also, she is an aspiring dog owner.