I am a rising junior at the University of Washington studying Human Centered Design and Engineering, and I identify as an interidisciplinary storyteller with a passion for social impact. My goal is to bridge the gap – between scientists and the general public, between writers and their audience, and between current students and the mentors through compelling writing.
Hello! My name is Aleenah Ansari, and I'm a rising junior at the University of Washington studying Human Centered Design and Engineering. Although I am a student, I identify as a storyteller first and foremost, and I strive to bring empathy, active listening skills, and inclusion to every conversation and piece of writing I create.
I actively listen to people's stories and share them through news outlets like The Daily at the University of Washington. I currently develop my communication skills through my work as a reporter and editor at The Daily, a communications intern at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), and as a writing tutor at the CLUE Writing Center and the Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC). I am looking for opportunities to become a more effective multimedia communicator and gain experience in data visualization and user experience design.