Ali Kleiche is the GenUN Fellow for the Midwest region. Originally from Morocco, he is a recent graduate from Harold Washington College, where he majored in political science and international relations. Prior to joining the Council, Ali, who is passionate about community service, led the United Nations college chapter at Harold Washington and worked with the NAACP. Through his position as president of the UNA college chapter, he hosted many instructive events focusing on the UN global goals and aimed to help inner city students get an international perspective on social issues as well as exchanging ideas with some of the top diplomats working in Chicago. He is interested in economic equality and social justice across the world, and hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy or Foreign Service after continuing his studies. While in the Windy City, Ali enjoys connecting with various progressive youth groups to bring change and find what binds diverse communities together. Moreover he enjoys boxing, reading, and international travel. Ali is fluent in both Arabic and French and has tutored both these languages in his previous college.