My name is Aleenah Ansari, and I am a senior at the University of Washington studying Human Centered Design and Engineering and Comparative History of Ideas. Stories are my favorite form of expression. I’d like to think that my stories are always honest, never filtered, and makes people feel something. I have written stories for publications like Microsoft’s IT Showcase, SheHasDrive, and my college’s newspaper, The Daily of the University of Washington.
After graduating in June 2019, I’m headed to Microsoft to write stories for 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 thesis about gentrification in the Central Area and the responsibility of tech companies. Learn more about my progress here.
Articles for the diversity beat for The Daily of the University of Washington. Lately, I’ve written about Black women who changed the world, South Asian identity in the performing arts, and an on-campus center that supports underrepresented students.
An engineering capstone on the flight change experience in partnership with Alaska Airlines
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.