Professor A.L.I. was created by Kalyan Balaven an educator and artist who believed that Hip-Hop Education spoke to a whole student approach; through traditional, blended education, articles, and music, Professor A.L.I. used lyricism to teach.
Over the past decade the Professor A.L.I. brand has grown and involved former students and other Hip-Hop Educators–using its social media to share their voices and perspectives. Now this site and related social media are part of this collective of artists who carry on the work started by its creator/founder, using Hip-Hop to teach.
A.L.I. stands for authenticity, love and intellect.