Mehak Ali is the social media assistant at American Progress. She received her B.A. in public relations and psychology from Syracuse University. She spent her first semester of freshman year in Florence, Italy, and studied abroad in Istanbul, Turkey, her junior year. Ali enjoys taking photos of sunsets and flowers. She also volunteered with Empathy Matters through the Office of Engagement Programs and worked with immigrant children in Syracuse community schools.

Ali was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and her family immigrated to the United States when she was 8 years old.