Alicia DiFabio obtained her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Loyola College Maryland and worked for a total of 12 years in the field, counseling, teaching, and consulting.

In 2006, Alicia decided to take a career hiatus to raise her four girls; three of whom were not yet school aged and one of whom has significant special needs. You can read some of her personal backstory HERE.

During her time at home, Alicia began cultivating her passion for writing. She started with blogging, then began freelancing as a writer for several magazines and national websites in the areas of parenting, health and wellness. Her work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, South Jersey Times, and Visit the Publications tab for samples of her work.

Alicia began running at the age of 43 and did her first triathlon at 45. She is a member of the Mullica Hill Women's Tri Club, the largest all-female triathlon club in America, and serves on their Board of Directors. Her experience with endurance sports inspired her to write Women Who Tri: A Reluctant Athlete's Journey Into the Heart of America's Newest Obsession. This journalistic memoir was published with VeloPress (the leading publishing house of endurance sport books) in April of 2017 and hit #1 on Amazon's "Hot New Releases" and was a #1 Best Seller in triathlon books. Learn more about this book at her author website by clicking HERE.

Alicia is a breast cancer survivor and active volunteer for the non-profit, Hearts United Against Cancer. In 2017, she was a recipient of their Cancer Hero Volunteer Award.
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