Iman Ali is a senior at Tufts University studying Community Health and Arabic. At her core, she believes that equity and social justice are foundations for building an overall healthy world and that a public health approach is necessary for achieving these goals. Since July 2020, she has worked as a Research Assistant at the Maternal Outcomes for Translational Health Equity Research (MOTHER) Lab. The mentorship and experience she has gained through the MOTHER Lab, especially in helping plan the 4th Annual Black Maternal Health Conference, have inspired her future trajectory in public health towards pursuing birth work as a licensed nurse-midwife.
Inspired by her roots and identity as a Black, Muslim, first-generation college student, Iman has also had a passion for community building and engaging in social impact work that has inspired her extracurricular activities. On-campus, she is a leader in faith-based and cultural event planning and organizing, as a co-President of the Muslim Students’ Association and member of the Tufts Africana Advisory Alliance.
Born and raised in Malden, Iman is a proud Mass resident. In her free time, she enjoys exploring coffee shops with friends.