Alicia was born and raised in Stockton, California. She attended local schools and was involved in the arts and culture of her community at an early age. Ms. Arong continues to be involved at many levels in local and state activities.
Ms. Arong is a retired executive with Macy’s West. Ms Arong was extremely involved in the creation and programs of the Community Service Organization Stockton Chapter and the United Farm Workers Support Committee. She has been involved with the Mexican Heritage Center, Inc. at its inception in 1997. She served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Northern California Women’s Correctional Facility until its closure in 2002. She is Past President of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sits on the Boards of KVIE Public Television, Stockton Arts Commission, San Joaquin County American Heart Association and Treasurer elect of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.