About Me

I am a collector of stories, jokes, and song recommendations (as my laptop stickers suggest), and I want to hear yours.

I am a collector of stories, jokes, and song recommendations (as my laptop stickers suggest), and I want to hear yours.

My name is Aleenah Ansari, and I’m a recent graduate from the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering and Department of Comparative History of Ideas. More than that, I see myself as a storyteller who created content that centers marginalized voices and invites people to take action. I have written stories for publications like Microsoft’s IT Showcase,  SheHasDrive, and my college’s newspaper, The Daily of the University of Washington.

In August 2019, I will begin working for Microsoft’s IT Showcase, a platform that discusses the way that Microsoft approaches IT and inspire other companies - learn more about my internship on this team here.

Things I’m currently creating

  • A website full of stories about gentrification in the Central Area and the responsibility of tech companies.

  • A blog about my travels around the world

When I'm not in class or at work, you can find me transcribing interviews, creating playlists on Spotify that reflect my mood (my current playlist is called "Kanye attitude with Drake feelings and J. Cole soul" - follow me here), and drinking hazelnut Americanos.

If you ever want a space to tell your story (or just want to chat over coffee), you can reach me at aansari@uw.edu.

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