Associate Director for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity
Aly works on matters related to the operating budget, resource allocation, diversity in the scholarly pipeline, and other key institutional priorities; participates in a range of standing and ad hoc initiatives including the Priorities Committee, the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, and the Administrative Strategic Planning Team; and develops and implements academic and administrative policies and processes. He collaborates with senior staff colleagues across the university, as well as with students, faculty members, and trustees.
Aly serves as a faculty academic advisor to freshmen and sophomore students in Wilson College and volunteers as an advisor to Rhodes Scholarship applicants. In spring 2014, he taught an undergraduate seminar on Muslims in America through the Department of Anthropology and the Program in American Studies. From 2010–12, Aly held a joint appointment in the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice President, including a secondment reporting to the Vice President for Campus Life.
Prior to coming to Princeton, Aly was an independent consultant and a Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation, one of the ten largest philanthropic organizations in the United States. In that role, he was responsible for investing over $60 million in initiatives addressing emerging global issues. He also provided capacity-building support to international non-profits and to 180 arts organizations.
Aly was born in Kenya, raised in Canada, and attended the United World College-USA and Stanford University where he graduated with honors and with distinction. He received an MSc, MBA, and DPhil from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Aly serves on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford, the Oxford University Society, and the Stanford Alumni Association.