Waseema N. Ali is the Managing Director of the Desmond Tutu Center. Originally from Skokie, Illinois, she now calls
Indianapolis, Indiana home. Ms. Ali holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Valparaiso University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. Her past work includes strategic planning, non-profit management, empowerment talks for victims of domestic violence, youth leadership workshops and cultural sensitivity trainings for social work and law enforcement personnel. She currently serves as an ambassador for Indy Reads, an adult literacy program and sits on the Board of Directors for the Center For Interfaith Cooperation.