My name is Alicia, I am an Ottawa native of Italian heritage. My friends know me as a perpetual optimist, relentless survivor, designated friend-mom and no-nonsense advice-giver with a sporadic potty mouth. My background is in marketing but I transitioned from agency living to that cushy 9-5 government life. I am a creative introvert with a passion for people, food and all things four legged. My hobbies range from reading and writing to in-home DIY projects. My fiancé, however is most appreciative of the work I do in the kitchen.