Ali holds a B.F.A. in Craft and Sculpture from The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Winthrop University. She started her career at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and completed her training in conservation at The University of Oxford, England. Overall, her work in the arts encompasses nearly 20 years in major national and international museums and Universities. In her adopted home of North Carolina, Ali is passionate about promoting art and history collections that engage and inspire, and leading teams of creative individuals to inspire change through the arts. As Assistant Director, Ali is dedicated to bringing the vibrant art and rich history of Gaston County to the forefront of interpretation at our Museum.