Abdi Ali

"I joined PANA because it will help our refugee communities advance their causes to achieve equality, justice, and basic fairness and support for families. "

Community Leader


Abdi Ali is self-employed and a community organizer working with elders and community leaders to help build a unified voice in the Somali community.

Abdi arrived in the U.S. in 2010 as an asylum seeker and has volunteered and supported PANA since inception. He has also organized asylum seekers to connect them to community services and self-help networks providing housing, food, and transpiration support. 

A Bit More

Abdi is ardent supporter of Manchester United and loves talking history and politics.