Alicia Marseille joins Arizona State University as the director of the newly established RISN Incubator, an innovation and enterprise startup accelerator within the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network, or RISN. Alicia has five years of direct experience in economic development, and prior to that, she founded and operated an international small business working with a cooperative group of farmers in Haiti to export/import raw green coffee and distributed to wholesalers across the U.S.
Prior to ASU, Alicia was the director of Arizona Women’s Education and Entrepreneur Center, a new U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Center, helping to build, develop and manage the program. Alicia currently is on the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance Advisory Board and Arizona State University’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Management Advisory Board.
She is a highly skilled business analyst and consultant with international experience in: public/private partnerships; identifying opportunities, trends, and plans for implementation; logistic solutions; import/export; emerging markets; growth strategies; financial modeling, research and proposal development for funding from international finance organizations, such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Alicia has a BA of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (Western College Program) from Miami University, Ohio with focus areas of study in International Development, Sustainable Development, and Urban Planning. Alicia has a Master’s in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.