Neda Toloui-Semnani is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in various online and print publications, including the Washington Post, New York, LA Review of Books, The Baffler, The Week, BuzzFeed, and Roll Call among others. Her work has also been featured in The Rumpus and This American Life. She holds a Masters of Science in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Masters in Fine Arts in Nonfiction from Goucher College. In 2017, she was named a NYFA fellow in Nonfiction.

She is from Washington, D.C., now based in Brooklyn where she lives with a small dog and a large cat.