Sadia Shepard is a writer and documentary filmmaker. The author of The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir (The Penguin Press), Shepard’s writing has appeared in Guernica, The Washington PostVogue India and The New York Times, among other publications.

Her credits as a producer include The September Issue, (A&E Films), The Education of Mohammad Hussein (HBO) and The Other Half of Tomorrow (Margaret Mead Film Festival, Opening Night Selection).

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Stanford University and the Hunter College M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, Shepard lectures widely about the history of the Bene Israel community in India and growing up in a multi-faith home.

She teaches at Wesleyan University and lives with her family in New York City.