Laura E. Adkins is an award-winning writer based in New York.
Her work on antisemitism, Orthodox Judaism, Israel, data, and gender issues has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Glamour, Fox News and other outlets.
Laura is a senior director at Jewish Women International, working to combat gender-based violence and advance economic justice and women’s leadership. She is also a volunteer mentor-editor for the OpEd project and serves on the New York Atid board of the Israel Policy Forum.
Previously, Laura was the Opinion Editor of the Forward, an adjunct instructor of journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College, an inaugural member of the Shalom Hartman journalism cohort, the Opinion Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel.
Approaching the world with curiosity and humility, her work aims to advance our collective understanding of the realities and beliefs that shape individuals and societies, particularly in Israel and Jewish diaspora communities.
Laura is a frequently requested speaker and leads hands-on writing workshops for a variety of organizations and nonprofit groups. For speaking inquiries, click here.
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