Born and raised in Peoria, Arizona, Ali has always loved having pets. Growing up, she had dogs, cats, birds, and tortoises. When she moved to Flagstaff to attend school, she got a calico cat that she named Pumpkin.
Ali and Pumpkin love to sit and watch movies together. As soon as she gets home, Pumpkin comes running, meowing at her with so much sass. She loves spending time with Pumpkin.
In high school, Ali was a teaching assistant to a science teacher and absolutely loved it. This experience inspired her to seek a teaching degree. She currently attends Northern Arizona University in the Secondary Education Biology program. She wants to be a High School Biology Teacher. Ali also loves working with kids and going into the classroom to teach or interact with them. She has had the opportunity to observe many classes and interact with many age groups.