Donna Obeid grew up in Michigan. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan and both an M.F.A. and M.A. with honors from American University where she was awarded an adjunct fellowship. The two years she spent as a visiting scholar in Thailand mentoring emerging teachers inspired her first published short story, Once, which appeared in Detroit Metropolitan Woman.

She is a recipient of a Raymond Carver Short Story Award from CarveMagazine, a Seventeen
fiction prize and a Stanford staff photography award. She was selected to attend Sirenland and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Donna has taught courses on composition, contemporary literature and research administration, and currently works at Stanford Graduate School of Business.