Ali is an economics concentrator living in Leverett House. He became involved in the IOP his freshman fall, when he joined the staff of the Harvard Political Review. He has held multiple positions on the HPR’s masthead: World Editor, Associate Managing Editor, and now President. Professionally, Ali has worked extensively in the field of journalism—including a stint with public radio—and in the public sector. Outside the IOP, he spends his time reading about developmental economics and writing about hip-hop music.