Ali Michael is director of K–12 consulting and professional development for the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the director and cofounder of the Race Institute for K–12 Educators.
Ali earned her BA in political science and African studies at Williams College, her MA in anthropology and education from Teachers College, and her PhD in teacher education from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her education as an activist and a facilitator from Training for Change and Whites Confronting Racism. She and her husband, Michael, live in Philadelphia, where they grapple with questions of race, education, and the parenting of two small children.