My name is Aleenah, and I am a writer who creates spaces for people to heal, learn, and tell their story. I am also a story-listener who believes that I can learn from everyone, which I've done through feature writing that focuses on empowering diverse communities, work as a writing tutor, and internships at Microsoft as a UX writer and content creator.
Long-term, I hope to tell vivid stories that make people feel something. I'm graduating in June 2019 and am actively looking for content-related roles. You can view my resume here.
Regardless of what story I tell, I intend to make it a good one. Read on to see some things I've worked on!
During my internship at Microsoft during Summer 2018, I wrote feature stories about how Microsoft designs its internal tools and people behind this work.
I conducted observations, interviews, and a survey to understand how students used the physical space and interacted with tutors at the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment, an on-campus tutoring center. I translated these findings into insights and design recommendations such as revised tutor training and a new layout for the tutoring space
Journalism / Feature Writing
I firmly believe that stories are what stick, which is why I dedicate my time to empowering underrepresented voices through my work as a journalist. During my time at my college’s newspaper, Daily of the University of Washington, I conducted over 300 interviews, authored over 90 articles, wrote news and event coverage about diverse communities across campus, and worked as the Wellness section editor for a year.
What’s my calling?
I asked the stars
Turning up every corner of my life in search of my truth
The answer came back to me
In the form of
a simple statement:
“You must keep writing."