Alma grew up in Tehran in a family of distinguished artists and was introduced to art, music and different languages since very young age. She began studying Cinematography at Cinema and Theater Department of University of Art in Tehran.While in Iran, she worked as an assistant in an art-workshop with Omid Foundation ( Omid-e Mehr Charity), where she worked with disadvantaged young women and teenage girls. She then moved to the states, switched to painting and received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. Alma is currently pursuing her MFA at Parsons the New School for Design. Her personal website is: www.almasinai.com