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Education: Masters in City Planning from MIT; BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University

Recent projects include: Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Personal interests include: Exploring cities, typography and hand lettering, long walks with her dog, Rosie

Aly is a planning and strategy professional who has worked with diverse stakeholders to structure, execute, and learn from collaborative community development initiatives in Latin America and the US. She is a Senior Fellow at the MIT Community Innovators Lab (MIT CoLab), where she has developed capacity building and research projects with partners in Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the Bronx since 2011. She served as the organization’s Deputy Director from 2016-2018, consolidating program development and strategy across CoLab’s diverse projects throughout the Americas.

From 2007-2010, Aly worked with the United Nations Development Fund for Women in Quito, Ecuador and Bogota, Colombia on projects promoting women’s economic and civic participation in the Andean Region.

Aly holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT, and BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University. She lives in Seattle, Washington.