About Dominique Jacqueline Mann
Dominique is a writer and multifaceted storyteller.
She was formerly a media affairs manager and writer for the Obama White House. Prior to the White House, Dominique worked on former President Obama's re-election campaign at his Chicago headquarters. She has also been a producer, writer, and reporter at NBCUniversal (30 Rockefeller Center), CBS, and BET, with published works on NBC's digital platforms. As a reporter at NBC, Dominique interviewed Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter (Bernice King), Jesse Jackson, the lawyer who argued Loving v. Virginia (Bernard Cohen), and many other advocates, writers, and people with often untold, powerful stories. Dominique has been featured in Essence magazine and The Boston Globe, among other publications. Since these experiences, Dominique has also worked at GE as a communications manager with a tech focus—and now as a communications leader at Code for America.
Independently, Dominique's current storytelling ventures involve literary pursuits, 3D audio storytelling (with VR sound), grassroots organizing across the country (which included a march on Washington she organized called, "The Audacity to Love, a March On the Polls"), and acting—with a previous appearance in an independent film. She is also founder of Treasure Walk, an initiative that works to improve health and education by encouraging schools and communities to find subject-based treasures in nearby parks—from scientific discoveries, to historical markers or artifacts, to trails that inspire fiction novels. Dominique complements that work with a budding side passion for wildlife photography—she went on a conservation and photography expedition (World Wildlife Fund approved) to Alaska's wilderness, studying large brown bears in the field among a few researchers. For most of her life, Dominique has engaged in community work in multiple ways, from volunteering written translations for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2009, to youth mentorship for community development. Dominique grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Columbia University.
But above all, Dominique is a proud daughter / granddaughter of diverse family who have been schoolteachers, civil rights workers, social workers, community organizers, sharecroppers, postal workers, veterans, and more—a legacy of resilient people. And she's an advocate for belonging at heart.