Prior to becoming a MINT trainer and consultant, Ali served as Director of Training for a large behavioral health agency, providing training to more than 650 staff throughout California working in incarcerated and community-based client settings. Well before that, Ali practiced employment law in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, worked as a special project assistant for the Office of Management and Budget and for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., and as a consultant for the Screen Actors’ Guild in Hollywood.
Ali earned her undergraduate degree with honors, Summa Cum Laude, at Occidental College in Los Angeles, completed master’s degree work at Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations, Collective Bargaining and Organizational Behavior, and received her Juris Doctorate, with an employment law specialization, from the Cornell University School of Law in Ithaca, New York. While in college, Ali was named a Division III All-American in swimming and holds national top ten times in U.S. Masters Swimming. She is an avid student of Motivational Interviewing and practices it in her own life, particularly as a cold water marathon swimmer, with sights set on several marquee events and accomplishments.