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Get To Know Ali And Why She Said Yes To Being A Model
How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?
BGCEV board member Jamie Christopher asked if I wanted to model at a really fun event for the Boys & Girls' Club - my first thought was "Yikes, I am so not the type to model," but here we go...
Why did you say yes?
I said yes because I think it is important to step outside of your comfort zone once in a while, and helping kids in our
community is a great reason to do that.
What is your official job title?
Hershner Hunter Partner & Business Attorney
How would you describe your job to your mother?
My dad and brother are also attorneys, so my mom hears quite a few stories. I would emphasize that most of my time is actually spent outside of the courtroom, helping clients resolve disputes without going to trial.
What is your favorite part of your occupation?
My favorite part of being an attorney is advocating for clients in the courtroom. Although it is often high stakes, it's also a lot of fun.
All families are unique, tell us about yours.
My husband Mark and I met in law school at the UO and he is also an attorney at Hershner Hunter. We have a 1.5 year old son named Nicholas, and we recently adopted a cat named Bella. We spend a lot of time outdoors and love to take weekend trips to see other parts of the state.
Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.
I am passionate about achieving women's equality in every facet of our society, but especially in business, politics, and sports. I was a collegiate goalkeeper for a D1 soccer team and continued to play until I "retired" after becoming pregnant with my son. I still love the game and watch it whenever I can.
What is something that you swore you would never do as a parent before you had kids that you do now?
Let my kid eat food off the floor! (Honestly, he's eating, and germs build his immune system!)
Who inspired you when you were growing up, and why?
I remember being in awe of older, female soccer players, like the US Women's National Team (think Brandi Chastain in the 1999 Women's World Cup!) and the college players at camps I attended. They were so strong, confident, and talented. And I understood that just by playing the game they were taking a stand for women and girls all over the country.
If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?
Don't hold back for fear of failing - you can do it!