Laura Goodman grew up in Queens. After college, she went to Israel for six months—which became 18 years. When she and her family relocated to Virginia, she got an MS in Conflict Studies, which she used as an English teacher and a mother. After recently retiring as a high school English teacher, she moved to Florida. As a volunteer, she translates Holocaust survivor testimonies from Hebrew to English, and writes for Israeli non-profits. Laura writes about being Jewish, Israel, and the work of being retired.