Ali joined Butterfly Effects as a BCBA in 2014, serving the Raleigh and Goldsboro, North Carolina areas. She is currently a Senior Consultant with Butterfly Effects serving on the Rewards and Recognition workgroup as well as serving as a Welcome Ambassador for new Butterfly Effects employees.
Ali earned her B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2010 and M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University in 2012. Ali received her BCBA certification in 2013.
Ali has experience with teaching parenting training courses, working with adults with traumatic brain injuries, and teaching children with autism in in-home, school, and clinic settings through her practicum experiences during graduate school. Before that time Ali has had experience working with adults with profound disabilities and multiple handicaps through her volunteer experiences at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, NC. She has also been involved in research projects during her time in graduate school and has most recently been published, along with some of her graduate school colleagues, in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis summer of 2013 issue. Their reach was titled An Evaluation of Repeating the Discriminative Stimulus When Using Least-To-Most Prompting to Teach Intraverbal Behavior to Children With Autism.
Ali is a member of the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the Association for Professional Behavior Analysis (APBA), and has previously served on the Emerald Coast Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (ECABA) board as treasure.