Prior to joining C Street, Ali was a Business Development Specialist in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a global full-service law firm. While at Kirkland, she supported the Real Estate and Restructuring practice groups with various revenue-generating initiatives including the development of pitches and RFPs, new business prospecting, and client events through collaboration with more than 100 diverse stakeholders.
Prior to Kirkland, Ali served as a Senior Coordinator for Fundraising & Sponsorship at Odell, Simms & Lynch, a boutique consulting firm in the Washington D.C. Metro area. In this role she worked with large scale nonprofits to raise funds for a variety of projects such as the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, The President Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, and The U.S. Coast Guard Museum.
Ali currently serves as Director of Fundraising & Events for The Foundation for Education in Honduras, a nonprofit with a mission to build and refurbish schools in rural Honduras to provide the children of those communities with clean and safe access to a quality education. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with focus in Finance from East Carolina University where she was a member of the Rho Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega and served as the Treasurer for multiple years.