“The LEAD Project is unique because it allows young professionals to unite their personal passions with unmet needs in the community. It is gratifying to serve on a board that opens doors for those seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities and fun, philanthropic events in the Twin Cities.”
Ali is a Senior Marketing Specialist at Thrivent Financial, located downtown Minneapolis. She was born and raised in Appleton, WI, and knew after her first visit to the Twin Cities in college that she wanted to live and work there. Upon graduating from UW-La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Spanish, she made the move. Frequent work travel, volleyball leagues, and road trips to see family and friends propel her fast paced lifestyle. Ali also has a passion for supporting the next generation of business leaders and enjoys mock interviewing and e-mentoring local high school business students through BestPrep and teaching simple business and economics concepts to elementary school classes through Junior Achievement.