Ali was born and raised in Jerome, Idaho. She graduated from USU in 2015 with her associates degree before deciding to pursue her life long goals of coaching volleyball and starting a family. She has played on competitive volleyball teams since the age of 10 and has played as an outside and right side hitter/blocker. Her goals as a coach are to continue coaching for as long as she can and help the girls she instructs succeed in volleyball and in life. Her interests outside of volleyball include vacationing, especially to the beach, playing Mario Party and Tetris on the N64, and spending time with her family. Ali and her husband, Ben, currently have one son, Marshall, who was born this past August.