Ali Barthwell is a Chicagoland native and a Wellesley College alumna. She founded the Dead Serious ImprovFest at Wellesley College. Ali was a recipient of the Puma/LOL Second City Diversity Scholarships in 2010. She also participated in The Bob Curry Fellowship at The Second City. In addition to the touring company, she is a member of Sweet Tease. Her written work can be seen on Second City Network, xoJane, and New York Magazine. She tweets about lipstick and Captain America @wtflanksteak.