program manager, Team Builder, and Strategist in Texas
Ali has extensive cross-sector experience in growing engaged communities. A large-scale international project manager for many years, Ali envisions, trains and equips large and small teams to accomplish focused missions. She has built innovation platforms that scaled across disciplines and continents, including the International Space Apps Challenge, to engage citizens in improving life on Earth and life in space, and National Day of Civic Hacking, to highlight the impact of civic hacking and empower citizens to improve their communities. Ali's work has been featured in the US National Action Plan for Open Government, Stanford Social Innovation Review, TEDx, and Sojourners.
Her passion for community and collaboration is fueled by many years as an educator, experiences working with small NGO teams across the developing world, and selecting and training local leads for the world’s largest hackathons.
Based in Texas, Ali presently works as a strategist and project manager at the NASA Johnson Space Center where she continues to dream up new ways to build and engage teams and technologies to create a better future.
Strengths: connectedness | empathy | developer | intellection | responsibility
Areas of focus: community building | global mass collaboration | technology development | open government | church planting