Alicia Liu is the VP of Engineering at Nava, the first public benefit corporation to be a federal prime contractor, working with US government agencies to modernize digital services and infrastructure. Previously, Alicia was the CTO of, helping people reach their goals through behavior design, community, and personal coaching. Alicia writes and speaks on topics ranging from engineering best practices to diversity and engineering culture in the tech industry. Outside of work, she can be found reluctantly running up the hills in San Francisco, or trying to read with a cat or two on her lap.