Mustafa Santiago Ali

National Wildlife Federation; Revitalization Strategies

Mustafa Santiago Ali is a renowned thought leader, international speaker, policymaker, strategist, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator. He serves as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. He is also the founder of Revitalization Strategies, a business focused on moving our most vulnerable communities from “surviving to thriving.” Before joining the National Wildlife Federation, Mustafa was the senior vice president for the Hip Hop Caucus. Prior to joining the Hip Hop Caucus, Mustafa worked for 24 years in Federal service at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on Capitol Hill, a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice.

Mustafa has worked with more than 700 domestic and international communities to secure environmental, health, and economic justice. Throughout his career, Mustafa has conducted more than 1,000 presentations across the country, including speeches, training, and guest lectures at over 100 colleges and universities. He is a former instructor at West Virginia University and Stanford University. Mustafa currently serves as a board member for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientists, Rodenberry Foundation, TREE, Climate Hawks Vote, National Children’s Campaign, Green Sports Alliance, and The Weather Channel.

He was elected to the Academy in 2024.