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Ali Bhallo – Student, Supply Chain Major

Ali is a Supply Chain major at the Penn State University Smeal School of Business. He is an advocate for pickleball, and has developed a site that aggregates content about the sport as well as content from pickleball professionals. He has run clinics to teach pickleball at Penn State. He opened his own small business, Bhaller Pickleball, which aims to sell products that capitalize on the growing popularity of the sport.

Ali also has extensive experience volunteering within the Islamic community. In Summer 2018, he volunteered with World Islamic Poverty and Humanitarian Services, where he taught English to nursery-aged school children and created a picture book as a teaching tool. At Al-Ahad Islamic Center, he was a fundraising volunteer, raising over $3000 to help families affected by forced displacement.

Previously, Ali has worked as a referee for the Northern Valley Youth Soccer League. He has also worked as a cashier at Dunkin Donuts. He is licensed in CPR. He has played in 5 Umoja Games, winning 2 in his age division.