After graduating from Loyola Marymount College in Los Angeles with a degree in finance, Ali was accepted into a yearlong postgraduate program at the London School of Economics. The program Ali will participate in only accepts 300 students each year from around the world.
According to Ali, she doesn’t think she would be where she is today with a Beaumont education.
“I’m such an advocate of all-girl’s schools,” she said. “It really helped me to come out of my shell...With only girls, you are more focused in your classes, and you’re also more comfortable with yourself.”
Ali also noted that at Beaumont, she was about to meet girls from a variety of different backgrounds, which helps relate to more people as your enter college and the professional world. Her Beaumont education also gave Ali the confidence to travel across the country to college and try something new.
“For Beaumont girls today, I would tell them to expand their horizons, and go beyond their comfort zone [after high school],” she said. “Reach out to alumnae. It’s hard to figure out what you want to do [for a career], but when networking with alumnae, you can get a really good idea of what you might be interested in.”
After completing her program at the London School of Economics, Ali hopes to work in finance and strategy for a technology-related startup, where she’ll be working with driven young professionals preferably on the west coast. But a part of her heart will always remain in Cleveland.
“My Beaumont friends are my best friends,” she said.