Gihad Ali is the Director of Youth Programs at the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). She has over 12 years of experience in community organizing and working with youth of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to joining CIOGC, she was the Youth Organizing Program Coordinator and later, the Director of Program Development, at the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). Gihad is also a co-founder of the United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), and has won numerous awards for her youth development work. She can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.