Ali is a Natural Resources Management Specialist for NOAA Fisheries in the West Coast Region. She currently works on the San Francisco Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team, an interagency effort committed to accelerating the pace of restoration in the Bay by improving the permitting process for multi-benefit projects.
She has worked collaboratively with a broad assortment of stakeholders including state and federal agencies as well as non-profit organizations. Through both scientific inquiry and policy analysis she has dedicated her career to understanding natural resource management issues throughout California’s aquatic ecosystems. Recent technical analyses include analyzing adaptive management strategies for tidal marsh recovery in remediation sites and recovery planning efforts for imperiled fish species using the logic chain process.
Her past experience includes both laboratory and field experimental studies as well as monitoring. Her technical analyses emphasize exploring relationships between population viability and dynamic environmental variables.
Ali has a BS in biology from Humboldt State University (CA) and an MS in ecology from the University of California in Davis.
In her free time, Ali enjoys being outside, hiking, gardening, and tending chickens with her family.