Alicia Coleman
Alicia Coleman
PhD Student in Regional Planning

Alicia Coleman

Alicia is a Ph.D. student in Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is using mixed methods approaches to study the social outcomes of street tree planting initiatives. Prior to doctoral studies, Alicia completed two years of AmeriCorps service at a regional land trust in eastern Massachusetts, where she focused on conservation planning and prioritization, landowner outreach, and collaborative projects with local land trusts and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Alicia holds a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University.


  • Research Assistant (Fall 2016-present)
  • Teaching Associate, REGNPL 625: Intro to GIS for Planners (Spring 2017)
  • Digital Media Teaching Assistant (Fall 2016)