Ali Barta is the founder of Nuna Med, a purpose-driven company that offers botanically based solutions for common ailments such as urinary tract issues. She is also a residential real estate developer who is committed to creating aesthetically minded, sustainable developments. Growing up as the oldest of four kids in California, she fell in love with Virginia—and a Virginian—during college at the University of Richmond (2011). After college Barta worked for the Hain Celestial Group in North Carolina, Virginia and New York, before an industrial accident ended her career and led her to pursue graduate school at the University of Virginia. In May of 2018 she received a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business and a Master of Public Policy from the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Barta resides in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Chris and their dog, Brewer.