Ali is an Environmental Engineering Professor at Stanford University. Her job consists of research, teaching and service. She works with undergraduates, masters students, PhD students and Post-Docs on research projects. Ali also advises Stanford on hiring, types of classes, and admissions. She gets to travel all over the world for conferences and field research.
Ali loved biology when she was in college, but she knew that being an Engineer would open more doors for her. She also liked applied questions and environmental science a lot. Ali loved math. So she thought this was a perfect combination.
The best part of Ali's job is working with students on really interesting research problems and then coming up with answers that can help others and our environment. She loves writing research papers and traveling.
Ali went to Caltech and her favorite class was fluid mechanics. She also liked applied math and environmental microbiology.
She solves applied environmental engineering problems such as "How can I clean up the Beach", "How Important is this Stream as a Pollution Source to the Ocean, and "What Source of Microbial Pollutants are in the Drinking Water of Tanzania".