Lalah Ghotbi was born in Iran and immigrated to Utah when her husband started his PhD program at the University of Utah. While in Utah, she earned a second master's and certification to be a teacher. She now teaches elementary students. She is raising two children, a son, and a daughter. Lalah loves the beautiful mountains in Utah and the family-oriented environment. She wishes that more Utahans knew Muslims personally, rather than learning about extremists on the news and gaining an incorrect understanding.