Ali Van der Graaf holds a master degree in Environmental Education from Griffith University, Australia. She is a member of the Australian Association for Environmental Education and is an experienced practitioner in community environmental education, curriculum development, education for sustainability in primary and secondary school contexts. Ali has also managed and evaluated projects in environmental interpretation, sense of place and ecological identity. She is currently working with Heritage Education programs and strategies for the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in Brisbane, Queensland. Ali is a passionate advocate and researcher for youth engagement in EfS.