Donna Obeid grew up in Grosse Pointe, 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. Her fiction has received support from Sirenland and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her poem written during lockdown, The Sky over Wuhan, has recently been published by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, University of Plymouth, and Nottingham Trent University.

Donna has taught graduate, undergraduate and professional/continuing courses on composition, contemporary literature and research administration. She is currently the Associate Director of Programs for Executive Education at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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