Dr. Ali is an experienced humanitarian aid worker and environmental engineering researcher focused on improving water safety and public health for displaced people in crisis zones. He has worked as a water and sanitation specialist and led operational research with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in South Sudan, Pakistan, Jordan, Rwanda, and Uganda. Dr. Ali holds a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph, and he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Ali is currently Fellow in Global Health & Humanitarianism at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research where he leads the Safe Water Optimization Tool Project.