Shima Oliaee is a consulting producer at Radiolab, and the producer and reporter on the 9-part series "Dolly Parton’s America."
She's a first generation American, born and raised in Nevada. Shima graduated from USC’s Thornton School of Music, where she studied music and cinema-television. Following graduation, she worked as a waitress, a sound engineer, sang and rapped in a hip hop group, went undercover as a man, became a second-grade teacher, volunteered to raise young women revolutionaries, and received her graduate degree in psychology.
Shima worked four seasons on the golden globe-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine before moving to NYC in 2017, where she ran again into her first love - audio - and joined the Radiolab team. Last year she co-reported Radiolab’s sexual consent three-part series “In the No” and co-produced the mini-series “Unerased: A History of Conversion Therapy in America,” which KQED News called the best podcast of 2018.