Alicia Malet Klein

President, HeadsUp Public Education Foundation; Board President, Making Waves Academy; Retired GATE Instructor

Headshot of Alicia Malet Klein outdoors in front of wall of greenery

About Alicia

Alicia Malet Klein (she/her/hers) joined our Making Waves Education Foundation board in 1999 and is also president of the Making Waves Academy board. She is the primary liaison to staff on operational issues and board lead on school facility and design projects. Her commitment to educational equity is evidenced not just by her work for Making Waves, but also by her leadership of the district-wide foundation for San Rafael City Schools. Alicia began her deep involvement in education, after a brief career in advertising, in the mid-1990s. She served as a Bay Area Discovery Museum trustee, held a variety of parent  leadership positions in San Rafael schools, worked weekly in elementary classrooms for years, and taught GATE classes for 4th and 5th graders from 2003-2020. Following the passage of major school improvement bonds, she chaired facilities renovation committees for multiple sites in that district, where she still participates in budget advisory committees and parent outreach activities. Alicia received degrees in both economics and Italian from Stanford University. She and her husband Tom have two sons and two grandchildren.

Why Alicia supports Wave-Makers

I support Wave-Makers because providing quality educational opportunities to students like ours is critical to building a more just, creative and intellectually robust society capable of addressing the diverse challenges of our time.