Aly is currently the assistant professor of costume design at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She previously worked at the College of Dupage for 15 years designing for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Dupage Opera, and Student Theatre. She has been a costume designer and playwright in Chicago since 2000 and a company member of Lifeline Theatre and Strawdog theatre company. She is a founding member and the former artistic director of Wildclaw Theatre. Her work has been seen at Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Irish Theater of Chicago, Stage Left, House Theatre, Lakeside Shakespeare, Artistic Home, Collaboration, American Theatre Company, and Vitalist.