About Maz Ali


Communications Coordinator
617-423-2148 x101, [email protected]


Maz leads UFE's communications team. He is a frequent writer and blogger for UFE and is co-author of UFE's 2011 and 2013 State of the Dream reports and the 2012 report, Born on Third Base, which calls attention to the Forbes 400 as an indicator of broader race, gender, and class disparities in the U.S.

Maz is also a popular economics educator in-training under the mentorship of UFE's highly-regarded senior education specialists, Steve Schnapp and Jeannette Huezo. He typically leads workshops for youth, high school, and college-level groups.

Maz aspires to obtain a lifetime of broad experiential education that far transcends that of the classroom. Prior to his 2008 arrival in Boston, he was a senior field guide and trainer for a therapeutic wilderness program in the deep piney woods of East Texas that served teenagers from across the country, and he clerked for the tax and real estate teams of one of the largest full-service law firms in Dallas.

What he's learned from his hodge-podge of past experiences is that he wants to serve a greater good, opting for collectivism, rather than individualism, as with the Zapatista aphorism, "Everything for everyone, nothing for ourselves."

Maz is first generation American as proud second child to his accomplished parents, Maria Ali of the Philippines and Syed Ali of Pakistan. If he's not in UFE's Communications Lab, he's probably strumming a guitar somewhere.

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