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Ali A Thomas

Shift Manager
Overland Park, KS
Instructional Technology and eLearning.
MS in Instructional Technology from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA.
Graduated Cum Laude.
Advocate for Men's Mental Health issues pertaining to depression.
BA in Political Science from Purdue University in W. Lafayette, IN.
Attended Northeastern Illinois University. Pursued BA in Secondary Education: History.
Attended Indiana University South Bend. Studied a MEd in Counseling and Human Services.
K-12 Educator and Volunteer for over 20 years.
Science Camp Educator and educational event volunteer at Kalamazoo Christian Schools in Kalamazoo, MI.
Volunteer parent/coach of several travel and school athletic teams.
Sports involved in: track and field, lacrosse, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, power lifting, softball and baseball.
Volunteer and chaperone at Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center in Kalamazoo, MI for various events including coding competitions across the midwest. Both of my children attended the school.
Volunteer for First Robotics Team at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.
Educator and Special Events MC as a staff member at the Portage Public Schools in Portage, MI.
Co-Developer and Implementor of the S.O.A.R. program in Oak Park, IL to address issues relating to at-risk students. The program was a stop gap to prevent out of school suspensions and improve the students course of success.
Founder and Chairman of the non for profit, Portage Women's Basketball - Coaches Vs. Cancer, that raised over $10,000.00 from 2010 -2013 for the American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge in Grand Rapids, MI.
Volunteer at Saint Joseph Elementary School in South Bend, IN.
Manager of The Lock-Up, a storage facility in River Grove, IL.
Life Company Intern for 2 years with State Farm Insurance in W. Lafayette, IN. Athletic Public Relations Internship at Purdue University.
Internship with Bionik Monkey, Inc., a small social media company(now defunct) in Overland Park, KS.
Track and Field Walk-On at Purdue University.
Athletic Director of Wiley Hall at Purdue University.
Radio DJ and music director at WILY on the Purdue University campus.
Memeber of the Black Voices of Inspiration Choir at Purdue University.
Member of the Society of Minority Managers at Purdue University.
Member of Inroads, Inc.
Write poetry as a hobby.
My daughter graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI with a Computer Science degree and now attends the University of Michigan Medical School.
My son is a Sophomore at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.
He studies Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the boxing club, bowling and rugby teams.