With a background in creative writing and journalism, Ali graduated from the Broadcasting Television Program at Conestoga College, as well as studied Visual Effects and 3D Modelling at Humber College. In addition to working at Rogers TV, Ali has worked with the Multicultural Cinema Club in Kitchener, Ontario. For two years in a row, he was awarded excellence in video editing by Concept to Creation Productions.
For the past three years, Ali has taught the Film Making Summer Camp at YPT, as well as Photography at Learn Photography Canada. This summer he will teach a brand new online camp at YPT – Visual Media Story-Telling, which focuses on production design and cinematography.