Hometown: New York, NY
Education: B.A. Political Science, University of Michigan
Ali is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, where she studied political science and Judaic studies. Born and raised in NYC, Ali has always had a passion for social justice and community organizing. In middle school her dream was to be a high school English teacher. In high school she dreamed bigger, deciding she would become President of the United States. Her favorite summer jobs included being a camp counselor and working as a legislative intern on Capitol Hill for her Congressman Jerrold Nadler in Washington, D.C. Graduating college, Ali found it difficult to choose just one path – policy or the opportunity to work with children. What excites Ali about being a BETA is the opportunity to combine her interests in education, social change and innovative policy initiatives. She’s looking forward to the exciting challenges Blue Engine will offer her everyday, and she hopes it will help her choose an inspiring future life path.