Hey, I'm Aleena

I'm a software engineer based in London, and also current studying part-time for a masters in AI, Ethics and Society at the University of Cambridge.

I've been working in various startups in London since 2014 - in both technical and non-technical roles. I love to work on products with a social focus, and wearing a lot of different hats at the same time. I believe in embedding accessibility in products from the start, and in maintaining a tight feedback loop with the users of my products.



Product Engineer · Jun 2020 - Present

University of Cambridge

MSt AI, Ethics and Society · Sep 2021 - Present

Code First Girls

Nanodegree instructor · Jun 2021 - Aug 2021


Software engineer · Aug 2019 - Jun 2020


2021 Reflections

· 8 min read

This year has been one of the busiest and most rewarding years of my life - which is especially weird because when I started the year I genuinely thought it would probably be the most chill year of my life

How can dark sousveillance inform AI development?

· 11 min read

Building on Mann's idea of sousveillance - defined by him as “enhancing the ability of people to access and collect data about their surveillance and to neutralize surveillance”

Web accessibility and applying the POUR principles to our products

· 5 min read

Within the last year, we have drastically increased the number of patient-facing products we have, and so it’s more important than ever for us that our products are accessible for every patient, regardless of how tech-savvy they are or what device they are using.

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Oxbridge Muslim Alumni · Nov 2021