Throughout her career and volunteer experience, Alicia Paquette strives to enable people and organizations to perform at optimal capacity. As Search Coordinator, Alicia supports the Talent Citizen team through all aspects of the search process, including project management, scheduling logistics, document production, research, and marketing. In her role, she has an engaging and thorough approach, ensuring a seamless search experience, meeting both clients’ and candidates’ needs. Alicia has supported projects across higher education advancement, research, evaluation, and learning, grantmaking and philanthropy, social impact, and marketing and communications sectors.
With more than a decade of experience working in client-facing customer support roles, building expertise in finance, marketing, events, and business forecasting, Alicia has worked across a wide array of sectors with the ability to converge that experience effortlessly. Having managed a small local business for ten years prior to joining Talent Citizen, Alicia brings an individualized and thoughtful approach to each candidate and search.
Alicia spent the past seven years serving the local education system in various board and volunteer positions. As President of a local school board, she was responsible for fundraising, coordinating committees, managing the budget, and directing board meetings. Previously, as Vice President, she was integral in restructuring the organization for which she served.
In addition to her volunteer work, Alicia is a community-serving entrepreneur. In 2020, she launched a local cooking and delivery service, providing meals for families across greater San Jose.
Having recently relocated to Southern California, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children, Jet and Quinn. They enjoy camping, hiking, bowling, swimming, baseball, playing games, and spending time with friends.
Alicia gained a liberal arts education at West Valley College, Saratoga.