Ali is a writer, mental health advocate, and college student at Purdue University Global, majoring in Psychology.

A big believer in mental health and animal advocacy, Ali supports organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), To Write Love On Her Arms, ASPCA, and The Humane Society of the United States.

Ali is no stranger to mental health, having a mental illness herself since birth, but being diagnosed with major depressive disorder, social anxiety, and an eating disorder in 2014. She began advocating the same year, and has no plans to stop.

Ali’s favorite things are her family, her friends, her service dog Finn, her cat Rebel, the television shows Parks and Recreation and The Big Bang Theory, horror movies, music, sports, writing, hiking, and taking photographs.