Mindy Stern is a screenwriter and personal essayist. She has written screenplays for Disney Plus, Shaftesbury Productions, Lightworkers Media, Will Packer Productions, MGM, and producer Jerry Weintraub. Her personal essays have been published in Esperanza Magazine, Hope To Cope, Human Parts, CrossingGenres, and The Huffington Post. Her essay, “I Was A Zionist Until I Fell In Love” was selected as a defining story of 2021 by the editors of Medium.
Prior to a career in writing, Mindy earned her BA at The George Washington University, her MSW at The University of Southern California, and practiced social work for more than a decade. In addition to running the CONNECT program for the City of West Hollywood and Jewish Family Services, she worked with children and families at Jewish Big Brothers, The H.E.L.P. Group, Harbor-U.C.L.A. outpatient psychiatry, and L.A.U.S.D. School Mental Health.
As an adoptee from foster care, Mindy is passionate about family preservation, reunification, and eradicating the barriers to both. Originally from New York, she has lived in Los Angeles since 1992, and has been married to native Angeleno Nicolas Stern since 1996. Together they have two fabulous young adult children and three crazy dogs.