Who is Iman Ali !


Policy and Programming Coordinator
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Iman Ali currently serves as the Policy and Programming Coordinator for the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington D.C..

Growing up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky, Iman brings a unique perspective as a Muslim woman of color from rural America. Her Muslim and Kentucky roots are key drivers behind her advocacy work. Iman continues to promote causes that not only provide a safer and sustainable atmosphere, but serve as a catalyst for a moral society.

Her background centers around the importance of justice and equality. In her time at the University of Kentucky, she devoted herself to learning about the struggles of marginalized communities. Graduating with a double major in Health, Society & Populations and Political Science and minors in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.

Iman has a vested interest in uplifting voices of those who have historically been silenced which is why she pursued a Masters degree from Harvard University in Government and International Relations. She has most recently been accepted into the Vanderbilt Divinity School where she is a candidate to receive a Maters in Theological Studies with an emphasis on Social Activism and Politics.

In 2019, Iman was selected as a fellow for the BA Women’s Alliance Empowher Fellowship in Washington D.C. where she was 1 of 40 women selected to undergo a rigorous leadership and policy oriented training. Most recently, Iman was selected to serve in the inaugural class of the IGNITE CHANGE fellowship sponsored by Emily’s List.

At the Muslim Public Affairs Council Iman is involved with the Congressional Leadership Development Program, Human Security Now Campaign, Coping in Quarantine Webinar Series, and Congressional Relations.

Iman hopes to utilize her time at MPAC to serve any and all she can. If you ever need a lending hand (or a comfort food recipe), she’s your go to!