Rona Glassman Finkelstein grew up in Rochester, New York. She received a B.A. degree in art from Connecticut College, but her interest in philosophy led to the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. degree. After chairing the philosophy department at Delaware State College, she served as director of the Delaware Humanities Forum. Hearing her great-aunt’s tales of life in the Old Country inspired her to start taping her older relatives’ reminiscences and to discover her family’s origins. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware and has two sons and four granddaughters. Along with community activities, she continues to research her family’s history.