Director of Development
San Francisco, California, USA
Aly Bonde is a public policy and nonprofit leader dedicated to bringing people together for impactful social change.
In addition to her work with the MLIFE Foundation, Aly currently serves as the Director of Housing and Economic Security at Oakland Thrives. She runs one of the most extensive scientific studies of guaranteed income in the United States.
Before joining Thrives, she was the Public Policy Director for the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She carries a master's degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communication from the University of California at Davis - where she served as Managing Editor of the award-winning daily newspaper The California Aggie and graduated magna cum laude.
Before her career in public policy, she worked as a special needs teacher – the most rewarding yet challenging job she’s ever had. Aly spends as much of her spare time with family and friends and enjoys hiking, reading, and gardening. She is also a court-appointed advocate for Alameda County foster youth and serves on the boards of several nonprofits.