Ali is passionate about diversity and inclusion, organizational strategy and emerging market development. Ali is an HR Manager currently in the Human Resources Leadership Development Program at Johnson and Johnson, having served rotations in the office of Diversity and Inclusion and Total Rewards. In that capacity, she has worked on employee and community facing programs impacting the employee experience for ~140,000 people across the globe. As the largest company based in New Jersey,
Ali hopes to take from NLC strategies to leverage J&J’s size for good. A recent MBA graduate from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Ali focused her coursework in management and organizations and the intersection of business and impact. At Ross, she was the Director of Operations for the Social Venture Fund, the first student-led impact investing fund in the country and was Co-President of Net Impact.
Prior to Ross, Ali worked as a project and program manager across industries including non and for profits, startups, and the UN. As a project manager at Gensler, the world’s largest design and architecture firm, Ali developed communications for data visualizations and trained staff. An avid traveler, Ali spent over 2 years in Kazakhstan as an educator and recruiter and can make an excellent plate of manti.
Originally from San Francisco, she graduated from Occidental College with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs and Russian. Ali is enthused to join the NLC family to work on her passion side project of creating meaningful, gainful employment opportunities for individuals formerly incarcerated as they re-enter the workplace. She lives in Jersey City and loves a good dive bar.