Alycia de Mesa, 2019-20 CLFSA President Elect

Alycia de Mesa (a.k.a. Katherine Alycia Perry)

Faculty Instructor, Storytelling and Communications
ASU School of Sustainability

Katherine Alycia Perry is an Arizona native and is known as Alycia de Mesa in the everyday professional world. Her 25-year professional focus has been to help companies, organizations and individual people succeed with brand development, marketing, communications and storytelling for engaging and positive outcomes. As a national and international brand and marketing advisor, she has worked with all sizes of business from Fortune 100 to start-ups as well as nonprofits and social ventures.

Alycia is currently the faculty instructor of Communications and Storytelling for the ASU School of Sustainability graduate programs in Sustainability Leadership and teaches sustainability storytelling for business executives for the Professional Certificate in Sustainability Strategy from ASU’s School of Sustainability and W. P. Carey School of Business. In addition, she served as an adjunct professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship for undergraduates at Benedictine University in Mesa from 2015-2020. 

At ASU, Alycia is very honored to serve as the Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Association as the 2020 president-elect and currently serves as vice chair for the Museum and Cultural Advisory Board for the City of Mesa. She is a fourth generation of downtown Mesa, a second generation Sun Devil, and the great-granddaughter of illegal Mexican and Japanese immigrants to Arizona.

Alycia is pursuing her Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (PhD) doctoral degree from ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where she is exploring the keys to leadership for sustainable futures that are informed by natural and cultural intelligences for particularly young people of color.