Alicia Boatner was born and raised in Southeast Missouri, she is a 2008 graduate from Twin Rivers High School in Broseley. She attended Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff from 2008 until she graduated with her Associates of Arts Degree in May of 2010. She then graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a B.S. in Political Science in May 2012. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree Cum Laude from University of Arkansas Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of law in 2018.
Prior to attending law school she worked as a legal assistant at Little, Schellhammer, Richardson & Knowlan for Mr. Jack H. Knowlan, Jr. for 2 years. Alicia also clerked for Mr. Ron Little during breaks while she was attending law school.