I first met Alicia Valenzuela last year when I led an art flash mob parol (Filipino Star Lantern) activity at DeltaFusion. Her gratitude made an impression.
Since then I have learned just how special Alicia truly is, having graduated from UOP and being devoted to making real change. She has a unique point of view believing that, “artists and scientists are one in the same.”
As a freshman Alicia started the bottle cap project collecting over 10,000 bottle caps making some of them into a mural. Alicia likes using the things around her to create art. Where others see post consumer waste she sees value, “because nothing is really trash.”