Saanya Ali is a writer, photographer, and the founder of SOIRÉE, a party-planning service and website. She was previously an editorial products associate and writer at Well+Good, where she wrote about about topics centered around lifestyle and women’s wellness. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in mixed media storytelling from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a focus on human rights and cross-culturalism. As an avid traveler with a multicultural background, she developed a fascination for the culture, traditional, and uniting nature of food and a passion for societal issues, which she aims to reflect through her work. She currently lives in New York.