Ali, partnerships coordinator for We Are Not Numbers, is an English language and literature graduate who was shaped significantly by his year studying abroad in Chicago, Illinois, USA, during university. He considers himself a dreamer and a tea-and-book enthusiast who is Palestinian by blood, yet American in spirit. He aims to be a teacher of English language and literature. Ali dreams of becoming a prominent public speaker and writer who spreads knowledge and raises awareness about his beloved country, Palestine, and his people's plight under occupation. He also loves drama, music and--of course--learning languages. (In addition to English, he knows a little French and Hebrew.)
Ali hopes that writing and speaking will allow him to share the beautiful and positive parts of Palestinian culture and everyday life that is overlooked in Western media.