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11.25.2019

Meet Our Team: Ali

Ali Hoffman is the Senior Campaign Associate with Shot@Life and started working with the campaign this November. In her role, she mobilizes champion volunteers to take action in support of global childhood immunization programs.

Learn more about Ali in our Q&A!

What brought you to Shot@Life?

I’ve been involved in advocacy for over 7 years now, but it’s always been very political and divisive. I’m excited to work on an issue that can draw bipartisan support at a time when that’s hard to come by in our country.

What has been your favorite moment since joining the team?

Although I wasn’t able to participate in Race to Erase, I was excited to hear all the amazing results from it and am excited to see what the Champions can accomplish in the future!

What do you think the biggest challenge is for vaccine advocacy?

I think one of the biggest challenges is the lack of awareness of how vaccination can affect an entire community. Most people know how vaccination helps them individually, but not everyone thinks about the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

What do you wish more people knew about advocacy in general?

That it doesn’t have to be scary! There are so many different levels of engagement and different ways to get involved that there is actually something for everyone. Some people are comfortable with meetings and others are more comfortable with calls, and that’s totally fine! The coolest part about advocacy is that it is a bunch of small actions by individuals, but when brought together in a collective group it’s extremely powerful.

What excites you most about your work on the campaign?

I’m excited to start working with the Champions. I know we have a group of all-stars, so I’m excited to get to know them and start working with them regularly.

Do you have any fun facts that our champions may not know about you?

I have a goal of visiting all 30 MLB parks (9 down, 21 to go…)

 

  • Katie Blanton is the Communications Associate for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. Prior to joining UNF, Katie worked as a field organizer on a Senate campaign in Houston, Texas. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Science with a focus on Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University. While in college, she...