Mariyah Ali (she/her)
Mariyah obtained her BA in Sociology and Certificate in Social Justice from Simon Fraser University. After her undergraduate degree, she pursued a dual American/Canadian JD from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
As a law student, Mariyah volunteered at West Coast LEAF, Detroit Mercy’s Immigration Clinic, and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association in Detroit. She worked on various cases in these positions, from helping individuals with their refugee status claims in the US, to assisting individuals in appealing their Medicaid and Medicare coverage decisions.
Mariyah is fluent in Urdu and Hindi, and her South Asian community is a massive part of why she decided to become a lawyer. She is motivated to remove barriers to access to justice, and to reduce stigma in seeking professional help by creating opportunities to educate her community on how to access legal and counseling services safely.
Mariyah’s personal interests include cooking and baking, filming cooking videos, skiing and painting.