Alessandra, also known as Ali, covers financial adviser technology for InvestmentNews. Ali was born and raised in New York, and is a recent graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism where she received a master's degree with a concentration in business journalism. She first started writing for professional publications at 15 years old for a local newspaper. Throughout college and grad school, she worked as a freelance reporter and her byline has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times' Lens blog, NBCNews.com and Newsday.com. When she’s not thinking up story ideas or immersing herself in all things tech, she can be found cooking up family favorites, crafting with her sewing machine or running 5K’s. You’ll almost always find her with a coffee cup in hand.