About Me

As a program manager on Microsoft IT Showcase, I tell stories about the technology that empowers 140,000 Microsoft employees worldwide. In my own writing, I advocate for representation in media and stories, something that's integral to my identity as a queer woman of color in tech. In the past, I have written for the Center for Neurotechnology, Microsoft IT Showcase, Muslim student publication threads, and The Daily of the University of Washington.

My love of writing started with reading the work of poets of color like Rupi Kaur, Fatimah Asghar, and Nayyirah Waheed. Their work reminds me to lead with vulnerability and see my identity as a strength. Now, when someone tells their story, the most powerful thing we can do is say, “I believe you.”

Outside of work, you can find me writing love letters, discovering new murals, and sampling seasonal flavors of ice cream.You can reach me via LinkedIn or drop me a line at aansari@uw.edu.

a few things i’ve created

  • A Seattle Times article for the Education Lab about the importance of representation in media and textbooks.

  • A website featuring 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 searching for new murals, creating Spotify playlists, and scoping out thrift stores in the Greater Seattle Area.

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