Ali is a Colorado native and has over 12 years of health care experience in various settings and roles as well as a background in Sports Medicine and personal training. She first graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) with a bachelor’s of Science in Health and Exercise Science: Sports Medicine, where she was “pre-med”. She worked as a personal trainer and a nurse’s aid to help pay her way through college.
After being exposed to nursing and Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and seeing their holistic approach to patient care, she decided to go right back to nursing school after she graduated from CSU. She completed an accelerated bachelor’s to BSN (bachelor’s in nursing) program at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and completed her nurse training at The Mayo Clinic in Arizona. After working several part-time jobs as a new graduate nurse she found her niche in critical care nursing full time.