Alicia Cannon

Program Assistant, Sustainable Energy and Environment


Alicia Cannon

Alicia is the Program Assistant for Sustainable Energy and Environment. She advocates for the preservation of the environment, recognition of climate change, and the enactment of legislation that promotes sustainable solutions to our current climate crisis. She meets members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to promote FCNL’s environmental policy.

Before FCNL, she interned for Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), where she researched the various ways ports affect the environment. Additionally, she participated in projects involving drafting legislation and writing memoranda centered on climate change, LGBT rights, civil rights, and defense policy.

Alicia graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in political science and minors in theology and Irish studies. She first fell in love with Washington, D.C. and lobbying when she was selected as a freshman to participate in Villanova's Washington Minimester. In her sophomore year, Alicia was elected by college students across the nation to serve as the National Co-Director of the Student Advisory Committee. As the co-director, Alicia acted as a liaison between the national staff of the NASPA BACCHUS Initiatives and the Student Advisory Committee in matters relating to peer education and healthy campus environments. In her junior year, she studied abroad in Galway, Ireland where she examined the Irish War of Independence and conflict studies. In her final year, Alicia was appointed to the Villanova Supreme Court where she provided a voice for the upperclassmen when revolutionizing the Student Bill of Rights and the Student Handbook.

In her free time, Alicia enjoys comedy specials, Villanova Basketball, traveling, and long walks around the monuments.

Articles by Alicia Cannon

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

February 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update NEPA: The Most Important Law You’ve Never Heard Of  

On Jan. 9, President Trump proposed significant changes to the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These changes would allow government projects to move ahead without first reviewing environmental impacts.

Statement The Only America We Know Is an America at War 

As young adults, we only faintly remember what life was like before Sept. 11, if we remember at all. Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, we have made it through elementary, middle, and high school. We’ve applied to colleges, finished our degrees, moved away from home, and entered the workforce—and the entire time, the U.S. has been carrying out military actions halfway across the world.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

January 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Background Endless Wars, Endless Environmental Harm 

The U.S. military, concerned about impacts on active and current operations, has begun actively preparing their own solutions to address the climate crisis.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

December 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update The U.S. Must Assume Responsibility for Climate Displacement 

Twenty-four million people are displaced on average each year due to severe weather events. As the climate crisis worsens, and the frequency and intensity of severe weather events increases, this figure is set to grow even larger.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

November 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update U.S. Abandons Climate Leadership 

On Nov. 4, President Trump took formal action to start the yearlong process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

October 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.