Ali Barthwell is a Chicagoland native and a Wellesley College alumna. She founded the Dead Serious ImprovFest at Wellesley College. After graduation, Ali received one of ten Puma/LOL Second City Diversity Scholarships and began training at Second City. In Spring 2014, Ali participated in The Bob Curry Fellowship at The Second City. Ali completed The Second City Training Center House Ensemble program and the Annoyance Training Center program. She is a member of Sweet Tease. Ali is an Ensemble Member at Under the Gun Theater. Her written work can be seen on Second City Network, Wellesley Underground, and xoJane.