Aleenah Ansari

Aleenah Ansari
Education: University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Expertise: Wellness, Technology

Aleenah Ansari is a Seattle-based Pakistani writer who covers travel, travel, technology, and wellness products with a focus on BIPOC businesses. She has 8+ years of writing experience, and her work has been featured in Insider, The Seattle Times, Byrdie, Tom's Guide, and more. You can usually find her hiking, planning her next solo trip, and searching for her next read. Learn more at


  • Aleenah has written about travel, entrepreneurship, and representation in media for Insider, Byrdie, The Seattle Times, and more,
  • She received a B.S. in Human Centered Design and Engineering and B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington.
  • She is a 425 Business 30 under 30 honoree and a 2021 ADCOLOR FUTURES alumna.


Aleenah Ansari is a freelance writer covering products for travel, wellness, and technology, and she also works as a product marketing manager at Microsoft. Her stories have focused on everything from what to pack for an Everest Base Camp trek to Live Tinted's product launches rooted in community feedback. She's an avid solo traveler, hiker, and mural enthusiast, often looking for her next adventure in Seattle and beyond.

Favorite Review

One of my favorite reviews is of Live Tinted's Huebrow, a clear brow-setting gel. I have a special place in my heart for South Asian-owned brands, and the story discusses how Live Tinted CEO Deepica Mutyala developed Huebrow in response to community feedback.


Aleenah received a B.S. in Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) and B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) from the University of Washington. During undergrad, she was a recipient of the Mary Gates Research Scholarship, Ali Mojtahedi Engineering & Humanities Scholarship, Distinguished Alumni Senior Scholarship, and CHID Emerging Scholars Scholarship.

Other Works:

We Tested Huebrow, Live Tinted’s Newest Product Fueled By Community Feedback, Byrdie

I trekked to Everest base camp — here are 14 things I packed for the almost 2-week trip to stay warm and hydrated with the rising altitude, Insider

This 1.2-mile University District walk highlights 7 fresh murals, Seattle Times

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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