Professor Shoshana Schechter is Associate Dean of Torah and Spiritual Life at Stern College for Women and the founding director of the Mechina Program there. A graduate of Stern College, with a B.S. in both Judaic Studies and English Literature, Shoshana has also taught Tanach and English at various high schools in the New York area. She holds master's degrees from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Columbia University School of Journalism. She is a frequent lecturer on topics in Tanach and has been involved in Jewish outreach programs on four continents. She lives in New Hempstead NY with her husband Yitzchak and five children.