Nazish Dholakia


Nazish Dholakia is a senior writer in Vera’s communications and external affairs department, where she tells stories that aim to end the harms caused by the U.S. criminal legal system and share solutions that advance real public safety. She has covered cruel prison policies that restrict mail correspondence and ban books. Nazish has also written about community violence interventions and crisis response programs, solutions that can make our communities safer.

Before joining Vera in 2021, Nazish led media and communications for Asia at Human Rights Watch. Based in Hong Kong, she headed media outreach and developed content on global human rights issues. She has previously reported in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Nazish holds a BS in journalism and Asian and Middle East studies from Northwestern University.