Ali provides pavement, geotechnical, and construction material services related to pavement design, recycling, rehabilitation and construction, foundation design and construction, retaining wall design and construction, floor slab construction, and masonry construction. As a project manager, she is experienced in geotechnical evaluations related to industrial, manufacturing, commercial, government, and residential facilities. She also has experience completing pavement evaluations using both non-destructive testing and directly sampling, subgrade stabilization mix designs, and full-depth reclamation mix designs on privately and publicly owned pavements. She is also experienced in completing design and bid documents for pavement and retaining wall projects.

Ali is experienced with monitoring and testing the placement of engineered fill such as in building pad earthwork, lean clay caps over expansive soils and bedrock, and detention basin slopes. She has monitored the construction of shallow and deep foundations for a wide range of structures.

Ali joined SME on a full-time basis in 2013 after interning with SME in 2012. Ali holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.

Ali has been involved with the Cleveland chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) since 2014 and has held the offices of Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and President-Elect. She is also involved the Cleveland chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), and Cleveland Engineering Society (CES). She is a System Administrator and Super User for SME’s construction monitoring reporting system, Spectraqest.

Outside of work, Ali enjoys hiking in local parks and visiting national park properties throughout the U.S., indoor and outdoor rock climbing, reading a variety of books from non-friction business to 1800’s novels to comic books, and spending time with her husband and two cats.