"Ali holds an M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia and a B.S. from Skidmore College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Management and Business. She attended the Living Routes semester in India in the Spring of 2005 which sparked her interests in ecovillages and alternative economics. As a result of her Living Routes experience, Ali wrote her undergraduate thesis on the relationship between ecovillages and participatory research. Ali was a cofounder of NextGEN (Next Generation of the Global Ecovillage Network) and she served on the Global Ecovillage Network Board for two years. She has helped launch two local currencies, Los Angeles Ecovillage LETS and Mountain Money, and is in the process of writing a book on how to start a local currency. Following her passion for local food and land conservation Ali is currently working for the Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance and the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas. " 
- Director, Living Routes
Resources and articles
- Board, Living Routes, accessed October 19, 2011.