Alicia Geilen - Water Testing Coordinator


Alicia has lived in Newton a total of 11 years, the last six on Country Pond, and is passionate about the environment. Alicia served on the Newton Conservation Commission from 2003 – 2008, and then on the Kingston Conservation Commission for a few years before moving back to Newton. 

In her professional life, Alicia has been working the environmental field for over 30 years in both the public and private sector and holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas (emphasis in water resource management), and a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from Tufts University. Alicia currently works as the Conservation Agent for the town of Ipswich, Massachusetts, where she supports the local Conservation Commission in protecting inland and coastal wetlands. 

In her spare time, Alicia volunteers with the NH Coverts Project, a wildlife education program run by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. She regularly participates in their Speaking for Wildlife program; bringing wildlife presentations and nature walks to New Hampshire communities. Alicia’s latest volunteer effort is with the Country Pond Lake Association, coordinating the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program in an effort to help improve the health of the lake on which she lives with her family.