A native of Cherry Hill, NJ, Alicia is a college freshman at Towson University studying to be a physical therapist. In high school, Alicia was a prolific athlete and honors student. In the spring of 2012, her sophomore year of high school, a concussion in a soccer game left her with a downward spiral of post-concussion symptoms. It also left her medically ineligible to play the game she loved. Her dreams of playing soccer on the collegiate level were dashed.
Alicia graduated from high school on time while on a 504 plan and while still fighting post-concussion symptoms. She has made it her mission to raise awareness about concussions. In addition to her work at The Knockout Project, Alicia has spoken at the United Nations as the only female and amateur athlete on a panel with numerous professional athletes during the 2014 #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit. In 2015, Alicia was appointed a Student Ambassador on the National Council on Youth Sports Safety.
National Council On Youth Sports Safety, “Alicia Jensen- PASS Student Ambassador”, PASS, 12/2014.
Capital News Service, “Teens Turn to Online Support For Concussions”, Bennett, Max and Walther, Rachel. 5/2014.
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