A proud product of Arlington, Virginia’s public bilingual education program, Ali developed a passion for international cultural heritage and the arts at an early age. An educator at heart and multimedia artist by trade, Ali loves to use art and technology to make learning more engaging and equitable. She has taught in three different countries and across multiple grade levels. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, developing indigenous heritage preservation projects, youth leadership programs, and facilitating workshops for teachers and health workers. As an Experiential Learning Educator with Live It Learn It she works with over 1,000 elementary students in primarily Ward 7 and 8. In her free time, Ali can be found hiking or trying new foods at restaurants and markets around the city.