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

Update Faith Restored After a Week of Youth Climate Activism 

As a 22-year-old, I fall into the “transitional generation.” We exist somewhere between millennials and Generation Z—so I’ve become well-versed in all the critiques of both groups. I came of age hearing that millennials were politically apathetic and civically disengaged, and that Gen Z was too busy with their phones to take charge of the world. As a collective group of young people, adults perceived us as lazy, uninterested and detached from reality. Or so they thought.

Update New Methane Regulatory Rollback Poses Serious Consequences 

On August 29, the Trump administration announced yet another plan to lift regulations on methane emissions.