Ali reports on food systems, food economics and food itself.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The National Post (Canada), Reuters, and the two news services of the Thomson Reuters Foundation: AlertNet and Trust.org. She has produced business news for broadcast by CBC News. And was awarded the 2013 Munk School of Global Affairs Fellowship in Global Journalism at the University of Toronto.
Most recently, Ali covered Turkey’s declining fisheries for Reuters – her coverage was the first to connect Turkish government policy to the sudden collapse of Turkish fish stocks.
Ali began her work in the food sector as a strategic planner with JWT, a global advertising agency.
She loves to cook, learning by trial and error – and on the job working for a catering company through university and, later, in travels through the Mediterranean, Western Europe and Asia.
Ali holds a Masters in Communications from the University of Western Sydney in Sydney, Australia, and an undergraduate degree in Communications and Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo, Ontario.