Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. Mustafa Ali joined the Hip Hop Caucus, after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the EPA, he served as the Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization elevating environmental justice issues and strengthening environmental justice policies, programs and initiatives. At the EPA, Mustafa Ali led the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJIWG), which was comprised of 17 Federal agencies and White House offices focused on implementing holistic environmental justice strategies. In 2010, Mustafa Ali served as the Environmental Justice Lead for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He has also worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to secure environmental, health and economic justice. From 2007 through 2008, Mustafa Ali was a Brookings Institute Congressional Fellow in the Office of Congressman John Conyers, where he led the development of legislation on Foreign Policy in Africa and South America, Homeland Security, Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Appropriations and Environmental Justice.

Dr. Mustafa Ali is a renowned International Keynote Speaker, Commencement Speaker, award-winning Trainer and Facilitator specializing in environmental justice issues. Dr. Ali has conducted over 1,000 presentations, including speeches, guest lecturers and trainings worldwide. Mustafa Ali has been a Guest Lecturer at Yale University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Spelman College, Albany Law School and Howard University School of Law. Mustafa is a former instructor at West Virginia University and Stanford University.