Pious Ali

Pious Ali is a youth and community engagement specialist in the Muskie School of Public Service working on a project called Portland Empowered. He has spent the better part of his career focused on engaging youth and creating dialogue across cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and faith-based groups. He is the founder and executive director of the Maine Interfaith Youth Alliance. He is the current co-director and co-founder of the King Fellows, a Portland-based youth group dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities for youth leadership and civic engagement based on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pious is a member of the Portland’s Board of Education, and he is the first African-born American and Muslim to be elected to a public office in Maine.