Ali Gold believes that the best way to learn about anything is to write about it. By the third grade, Ali knew she wanted to be a writer. Ali was raised in St. Louis, Missouri by a doctor and a nurse who taught her that accurate health information can be the most empowering and essential information a person can have. During high school, Ali realized she could combine her interests in writing and science, and so her unwavering interest in science writing began.
Ali recently graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis. At Wash U, Ali studied Psychological and Brain Sciences, Writing, and Communication Design, and served as a senior editor of the university newspaper for three years. During her time in college, Ali also freelanced and interned for several news publications, as well as for the St. Louis County Department of Public Health and NYU Langone Health. Her favorite stories to write have been those that explore the intersection of policy and individual experience, including public hospital reform in Denmark, medical marijuana legislation in Missouri and Illinois, and Title IX procedures at her own university.