Doerieyah Reynolds studied at Nico Malan Nursing College and graduated in 1991. She worked for two years at Mowbray Maternity Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She then moved onto to the private sector of Kingsbury Hospital and worked for 3 years in the Neonatal ICU. From Kingsbury she moved onto the Local Authorities and worked as a Clinic Sister in various clinics in the Southern suburbs. She advanced to Clinic Manager and worked as such for 4 years at Masiphumelele clinic. She expanded her expertise and worked as an Occupational Clinic Manager for OCSA at Pepclo for 18 months. Doerieyah started as a Research Nurse on the 18th July 2011 for Desmond Tutu HIV Research Foundation at Emavundleni Research Centre. She advanced to Study Coordinator on the 01 May 2012.