Alumnae News & Highlights

Alli's Q&A with students

An HB “lifer,” Alli’s primary interests in grade- and high school were student government and science. As one of HB’s first science and research fellows (in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University), and having grown up in a family of medical professionals, Alli initially leaned toward studying science at George Washington University. Instead, she notes, internships “opened my eyes toward exploring law.” Later, as a student at Ohio State University College of Law, Alli discovered labor and employment law, a sector in which she worked, post-graduation, at the Chicago offices of Morgan Lewis. A few years later, she took a Boston-based position as Assistant General Counsel at Clark’s Footwear. In 2019, she “took a professional leap,” becoming an attorney for then-startup Toast (“back-office solutions for restaurants,” says Alli). Today, she and her husband are back in Chicago and the parents of three-year-old twin girls.

An important turning point in my life was...

“Becoming a mother. I started to think differently about my personal life and career.  I found myself re-evaluating when to flex and what to prioritize, and setting new boundaries - personally, professionally, and otherwise.”

I’m most proud of…

“…my family and daughters, and really grateful that I have an incredibly supportive husband & family that helps me balance everything at home and still pursue my career.”

The most valuable parts of my HB experience were...

“HB instilled personal and academic confidence in me from a young age and introduced me to the power of sisterhood; I have a mini-network no matter where I go.”

In hindsight…

“I didn’t realize how progressive HB was in some ways. My class and the classes around me were the pioneers for many of the fellowship programs at HB – the groups that travel, the science and research program, the business club.”

My favorite space at HB…

“was the playground in primary school, and the senior room in Upper School.”

My most valuable life lesson so far is...

“You put a lot of energy and time into establishing a solid foundation for yourself. Trust yourself; trust your foundation, and don’t be afraid to take leaps.”

Building the future means...

“Being ready for change and developing a network of strong, diverse, motivated, kind humans who will be our future and who have this amazing perspective on life, leadership, culture, the community, and diversity. It’s going to be great!”

  • Alumnae Achievement Award