Ali discovered the power of journalism through work in her community. As co-editor of her school paper, she encourages students to read the news by prioritizing a strong digital presence. She's passionate about politics and civic engagement, and founded a project to interview candidates for local office on the issues youth care about. She's also a leader on and off the field, as captain of her school's JV soccer team and a member of the Varsity swim team. When she's not advocating for social justice or writing to amplify silenced voices, you can find her baking or dancing to Taylor Swift songs.