Farzana Ali has received a double Bachelors of Science in Marketing and International Business, which lead her to work for a Fortune 500 company and travel all over the central United States. However, it was her passion for teaching and her love for children that lead her to explore a career in the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) in Muslim Societies and Civilization and Teaching at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in the UK. She is now an educator within her community for students between 7-11 grades, teaching subject such from Islamic history, ethics, faith and practice, and literature. Although, a Los Angeles native, she has spent the last 10 years away experiencing and working in different parts of the world. Through these experiences she has realized that we all have a human responsibility to each other and we should find strengths in our commonalities and respect the differences. Therefore, as a Newground Fellow, looks forward to building lasting meaningful relationships and making a difference in the world through these commonalities and differences.