Shayna Goodman's essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Cut, Salon, Lilith Magazine, Jewish Currents, and Grub Street Literary Magazine, among other places. Her work is nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize. She received her MFA in memoir from Hunter College, an MA in Judaic Studies and MSW from the University of Michigan, and a BFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Shayna received a fellowship in creative nonfiction from Tent: Creative Writing (2017). She teaches first-year writing at Hunter College. She was raised in Manhattan and currently lives in Brooklyn.