Producer Shima Oliaee is one half of the two-person team that created the hit podcast series Dolly Parton’s America. She's a first generation American, born and raised in Reno, Nevada. Shima graduated from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she studied music and cinema-television. Upon graduating, she worked as a sound engineer, recorded albums, taught as a second grade teacher, translated for the UN, and received her graduate degree in cross-cultural psychology.
Shima worked four seasons on the Golden Globe Award-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine before joining Jad Abumrad’s new audio company, Osm Audio, in 2017. Last year she reported Radiolab’s sexual consent three-part series In the No and produced and reported the mini-series Unerased: A History of Conversion Therapy in America, which KQED News called the best podcast of 2018