San Rafael, California
Senior Program Associate
WestEd - Center for Child & Family Studies
English, Spanish
Alicia Tuesta has worked in the field of early childhood education since 1982. She currently serves as Senior Program Associate for WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies, leading the development of PITC materials in Spanish and advancing PITC initiatives in China. As former Director of PITC Training from 2001 to 2018, Tuesta led a wide range of events of national and international reach to support the efforts of educators, program leaders, and care teachers to develop and implement infant/toddler program policies that assure high-quality standards of care.

Prior to joining WestEd in 2001, Tuesta was a Program Coordinator for the Orfalea Family Children's Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara and taught early childhood education courses in higher education institutions.

Tuesta received an MEd with an emphasis on early childhood education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a BA in psychology from the University of Madrid in Spain.