Alicia Madalena Sylvester is a member of the Pueblo of Jemez and is the Indian Tribal Governments group’s government relations manager.
She works closely with other members of the group on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters for the group’s tribal clients. Alicia's duties include legislative monitoring, scheduling, attending hearings and meetings, and drafting reports and memoranda. In addition, Alicia performs research on a variety of substantive policy and legislative issues, including Indian energy and environmental matters, budget and appropriations, Indian housing, and telehealth and telemedicine. Alicia also assists in coordinating political events for the group.
Alicia earned her bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. In addition to studying abroad in various Latin countries, she successfully completed, as a full scholarship recipient from the AT&T Foundation, the George Washington University’s Semester in Washington Native American Political Leadership Program in 2007. Alicia is currently pursuing a Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law from the University of Tulsa.
Prior to relocating to Washington, D.C., Alicia worked in New Mexico as an assistant to the Office of the Governor of the Pueblo of Jemez. In that capacity, Alicia worked directly with the Pueblo’s political leadership on federal, state, and local issues affecting the Tribe. Prior to joining the Indian Tribal Governments group in 2008, Alicia served as the executive assistant to the Ambassador of the Chickasaw Nation in the Chickasaw Nation’s Washington, D.C. office.