Ali is currently studying for his master's degree in digital humanities and societies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Doha, Qatar. However, he says he was shaped significantly by his year studying abroad in Chicago, Illinois, USA, during his undergraduate years.
Ali considers himself a dreamer and a tea-and-book enthusiast who is Palestinian by blood, yet American in spirit. 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 Turkish, 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.