Originally from Hawaii, Ali Mao moved to New York to attend NYU and hasn’t left since. While a graduate in Cinema Studies, she became interested in editing as way to help others stitch together their creative ideas. Following school, Ali worked as an assistant editor at MFP, which served as a crash course in editing, but it’s the work she did as part of the all-female creative collective Indecent Exposure where she truly grew. She later joined Outside Edit + Design before joining Arcade Edit in 2015. Ali has worked with brands such as Dicks Sporting Goods, AT&T, Tide, Realtor.com, Aflac and more. Her notable work includes Lance Acord’s YouTube Music Films through Park Pictures and Anomoly, Co-Lab’s Nike x Clinique “Life’s a Marathon” campaign out of Arts&Sciences, Pam Thomas’ Head & Shoulders campaign and music videos with director Michael Lawrence. Her short film “Pepper and Paul” was featured as part of Sundance’s Gen Art series.