Ali has a Ph.D. in educational leadership and has worked as an educator for over a decade. Passionate about education and leadership, Ali focuses her activism on training students to effectively advocate for change in their communities. Prior to joining FFAC Ali worked in clinical research at Washington University (St. Louis, MO), as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, WI), and as a professor at Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, WI). Ali is plant-based nutrition certified and enthusiastic about helping people understand the immense and diverse impact of our food choices on animals, the environment, and both individual and public health. Outside of her work as an educator and activist Ali enjoys cooking, reading, and being in nature.