Dolly joined Al Jazeera’s AJ+ in 2014 as a Creative Producer of graphics and is currently a Video Producer of hosted and animated digital content. She has covered identity politics, the drug war, and the U.S. prison system. Her work takes a wide range of formats, including news explainers, field reporting, and animation.
She serves as the Vice President of the AAJA San Francisco Chapter, providing professional development and mentoring for student and minority journalists.
With a background in Visual Arts and Economics from Rice University, Dolly is constantly experimenting with new ways to visualize information with a mobile-first approach. She pioneered a line of animated infographics, known as Infogifs, that recreates data visualizations but for social media platforms. Her previous illustration work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Oxford American, and others.
Dolly was a co-lecturer of Advanced Multimedia at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, guiding second-year students through the completion of their Master’s projects. Previously, Dolly worked as a designer in print at Workman Publishing and as a grant writer for the American Red Cross of Greater New York.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Dolly comes from a family of immigrants and is a first-generation American. Naturally, stories of the underprivileged and misunderstood are recurring themes in her work. Currently, she lives in in Oakland, California.