Alicia Hill, from Irvington, New Jersey, is a senior history major at Kean University, set to graduate in May 2015. She plans to pursue a career in teaching. Hill has this to say about her involvement with Staring Out to Sea:
Although I am typically a shy person, this project has inspired me to create future endeavors of my own. This includes starting a foundation that gives back to people without families on holidays that are less fortunate than I am. I would also like to create my own business that not only helps future generations, but can also benefit my community as well.