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Ali Fairchild

Director of Programs
Des Moines, IA
Ali Fairchild oversees FFAC’s Advocacy Institute and Leadership Collective.

Ali has a Ph.D. in educational leadership and has worked as an educator for over a decade. Ali is passionate about education and focuses her activism on working to support students increasing their knowledge about and engagement with our current food system. Prior to joining FFAC Ali worked in clinical research at Washington University (St. Louis, MO), as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, WI), and as a professor at Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, WI). Ali is plant-based nutrition certified and is enthusiastic about helping people understand the immense and diverse impact of our daily food choices on animals, the environment, and both individual and public health. Outside of her work as an educator and activist, Ali enjoys cooking, reading, and being in nature. Ali is an avid practitioner of mindfulness and is enthusiastic about meditation. Ali’s rescue cat, Apollo, loves receiving as much of her attention as possible!