Alicia Manning

Alicia is a mom of two girls and a newcomer to the DC area. Most recently moving from Alaska, thanks to the military, she is living her childhood dream of living on the East Coast and exploring everything. Alicia and her family love attending local events, trying new foods, sitting in the nosebleeds for Nats games, and visiting museums galore with her daughters. Alicia is passionate about increasing the number of women in STEM careers and works with Rosie Riveters as a STEM educator in Northern Virginia school districts. She is a beginning watercolorist, a devoted dog mom and loves to immerse herself in a good book. Alicia is also a contributor at The Military Mom Collective.

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