Work at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Local Energy Dashboard
PRODUCT LEAD & UX RESEARCH
In 2017, Alicia led MAPC's product team to design and develop a statewide dashboard to estimate local energy consumption and emissions.
The dashboard gathers together hard-to-get data around residential, commercial and industrial energy use by community -- making it faster to compare cities and towns along metrics that were formerly spread over many different sources, laying a data-driven foundation for reducing local energy use.
“Historically, it’s been very challenging to gather all this data in one place, making it hard for cities and towns to know how well they are doing in terms of energy consumption and emissions in comparison to their neighbors,” said Cameron Peterson, Director of Clean Energy for MAPC.
Boston Youth Jobs Platform
PRODUCT LEAD & UX RESEARCH/DESIGN
Alicia is currently leading the development of a platform to re-design the summer employment system for the City of Boston as part of a collaborative with Boston's Department of Innovation and Technology, Boston Division of Youth Engagement and Employment, funded by Living Cities. Alicia led an end-to-end user centered design process with youth and community-based organizations to produce a matching algorithm and user interface for City staff to match and place youth.
Safe Routes to School
Alicia and her team at MAPC re-designed a baselining survey tool, originally launched in 2011, for MassDOT's Safe Routes to School Program.