Ali works in architectural design and community engagement at Concordia. She is committed to the principal that good design should reflect the voices and needs of the community it serves. Ali worked as part of the LA SAFE (lasafe.la.gov) team to create community engagement materials that were accessible to a broad audience, and activities that aided conversations around coastal Louisiana’s climate challenges. She designed demonstration projects that responded to the communities’ input and has helped write engagement sections of the LA SAFE plan.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Architecture from Tulane University. Her architecture career brings together her interests in people, story-telling, community, and design. Her recent work includes historic mixed-use renovations, residential new construction, and historic tax credit consulting.
Outside of work, she spends her time honing her pottery skills and can often be found at her studio, elbow-deep in clay.