In 2010, Ali graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Art in interior design. Having grown up in a small town in Iowa, she decided to make the move to Kansas City for a better variety of design opportunities. In her time after school, she did some freelance and played a number of roles within a residential design company, including a show room manager and an in-home design consultant.
Though she still had a passion for interior design, Alicia decided she wanted to widen her design expertise and made the leap to get an Associates Degree in graphic design. It is her graphic design and interior design background that has prepared her for a career at Davidson Architecture + Engineering in a marketing and interior design role.