Laura E. Adkins
Laura E. Adkins
the Forward

Laura E. Adkins is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hartman Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists and an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker based in New York. She is the Opinion Editor of the Forward and an adjunct professor of journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women.

Laura’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Washington Post, Glamour, and elsewhere. She is a frequently requested speaker, and leads hands-on writing workshops for a variety of organizations and nonprofit groups. She previously served as the Opinion Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel.

Laura grew up in the Ozarks, where she cultivated a deep love of all things outdoors, before moving to Manhattan to study Economics at NYU. She has run 3 marathons, plays 4 instruments, and makes a mean garlic za’atar challah.