Ali Smith is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, receiving a BS in Environmental Science and Policy with a specialization in Biodiversity. He Co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation, where he currently serves as Executive Director. He is also Co-founder and Co-CEO of For the People Entertainment. In his environmental work at the Holistic Life Foundation he has coordinated numerous youth and community environmental programs, co-authored an urban environmental education curriculum, and an environmental children’s book, as well as received a Presidential commendation for outstanding youth and environmental stewardship work. He is also a Commissioner on the Baltimore City Commission on Sustainability, former board member for Baltimore Green Works, steering committee member for the Greater Baltimore Children & and Nature Conference, and proud father.