Alicia Smith is a Director for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. She works with the REALITY team to develop initiatives and partnerships that create opportunities for returning participants to stay connected with Israel and the REALITY network, following their journey in Israel.
Prior to joining Schusterman, Alicia served as AIPAC’s Southeast Regional Outreach Director, expanding the base of AIPAC’s pro-Israel activists beyond the Jewish community in the Southeast. Through her work at AIPAC, she became a passionate advocate for leadership development and the way a peer-oriented Israel journey can be a transformative personal leadership experience. She has over 20 years of experience in management for nonprofits and universities throughout the Southeast.
Alicia is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from George Mason University. She is a 2009 graduate of Leadership South Carolina and a 2015 graduate of Leadership Georgia. Alicia enjoys reading, yoga and traveling, and credits her very first trip to Israel for solidifying her passion for growing leaders.