Ali is an experienced Expedition Leader and Guide working on polar expedition ships. She´s also a fully qualified Primary School teacher with around 17 years teaching experience both in the UK and in the Falkland Islands, where she lived for 15 years.
For the last 11 years, she has shared her employment time between contracts as an Expedition Guide and Expedition Leader on a small expedition cruise ship working in Antarctica and the Arctic, and short term supply teaching in a number of schools. Prior to this, she was living and working in the Falkland Islands where she taught at the Infant and Junior School in the role as Class teacher and Senior Teacher/Key Stage 1 Coordinator for many years. She also worked for Falklands Conservation, where she was employed as their Environmental Education Officer for 5 years.