A native of New York, Uval has lived in Israel since 1975. After several years of free-lance writing and translation, she was "quite easily and happily convinced" to work as a writer and guide at Neot Kedumim, the biblical landscape reserve in Israel (http://www.neot-kedumim.org.il). "Our work at Neot Kedumim involves constant learning, constant discovery of new dimensions in both texts and nature and the interrelation between the two. This is a subject I find endlessly fascinating," says Uval. She resides in Jerusalem and is the mother of four and the grandmother of one.