About The Dodo

At The Dodo, we're building a digital brand for everyone who loves animals and cares about their wellbeing. Our goal is to serve up emotionally and visually compelling, highly sharable animal-related stories and videos to as many people as possible to help make caring about animals a viral cause. We want our readers to fall in love with animals, have fun and be entertained while they're doing it, and feel empowered to help animals in need. The Dodo is for everyone who loves animals and wants to spread that love and make the world a better place for them.


Founder & CEO: Izzie Lerer

President: YuJung Kim Head of Product: Colin Sterling Head of Social: Samir Mezrahi Executive Editor (Video): Joanna Zelman

Executive Editor (Editorial): Katy Brink

Director of Business Operations: Jacob Krushel Creative Director (Video): Emily Pelleymounter

Director of Analytics: Rahul Phanindra Director of Outreach: Alex Hamile Developer: Igor Shmukler, Ted Walther Special Projects Coordinator: Sarah Sassoon Deputy Editor: Marti Trgovich

Managing Editor: Jessi Stafford

Senior Editors: Ameena Schelling, Sam Grossman Senior Writer: Stephen Messenger

Staff Writer: Christian Cotroneo

Staff Reporter: Sarah Schweig

Associate Writers: Caitlin Anders, Zainab Akande

Senior Video Editor/Producers: Keren Aronoff Masser, Keith Dorsch Associate Video Editors: Anita Diamantopoulou, Laszlo Toth, Mario Orcon, Daniel Rodriguez de la Viuda, Indiana Salomé Mérali, Eli Ralston, Maggie McCarthy, Ryan Barrentine Media Content Manager: Eric Larnick Live Video Manager: Shana Cohen Media Content Coordinators: Taylor Pedicone, Kamilah Bryant Social Media Managers: Monica Kornis, Nicole Hendrickson Social Media Editor: Gabby Taub Social Designers/Animators: Cristobal Saez, Kristof Goeser Office Manager: Kristen Palasick