LIVES IN: Chevy Chase
HOMETOWN: Cairo, Egypt
IN THIS ISSUE: Interviewed author Marc
Tyler Nobleman, who wrote a comic book-style biography on the “secret” co-creator
of Batman, Bill Finger.
WHAT SHE DOES: After spending more
than two decades as a reporter for
local and national news organizations,
including 15 years at The Washington Post,
ElBoghdady banded together with friends
last year to launch a nonpro;t called
MentorPrize. The group recruits mentors
for other nonpro;t organizations in the
Washington, D.C., area and advocates for
better mentoring programs.
SUMMER PASTIME: Caring for goats at
her family’s beach house. “The goats eat
the brush and provide endless hours of
entertainment,” she says. “Some even
produce milk for those who care to drink it.”
FAMILY LIFE: ElBoghdady and her husband,
James, who have two daughters, recently left
their D.C. home of nearly two decades to live
in Montgomery County.
LIVES IN: Bethesda
HOMETOWN: Palo Alto, California
IN THIS ISSUE: Wrote about a mother-daughter book club in Bethesda that
started when the girls were in third grade
and continued through this spring, when
they graduated from high school.
CITIES LIVED IN SINCE COLLEGE: Boston;
New York; Chicago; Madrid and San
Sebastian, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Rio de Janeiro; and Tepoztlan, Mexico
FIRST BIG REPORTING ASSIGNMENT:
Covering the 1990 Peruvian presidential
run of novelist Mario Vargas Llosa for The
San Francisco Examiner. “It was a great
thing for literature that he lost,” she says.
ADVICE FOR EMPTY NESTERS: Get a dog.
“When our youngest was a junior in college,
we got Teddy, an Australian Labradoodle
puppy. He’s one reason our sons—Ben, 25,
and Alex, 22—come home often.”
LIVES IN: Putnam, Connecticut
HOMETOWN: Washington, D.C.
IN THIS ISSUE: Illustrated the opening art
for the “Letting Go” story on page 190.
“I can’t imagine the day my 8-year-old
daughter, Beatrice, will leave our nest and
attend college,” Foronda says. “I’m just
glad that day is not here yet.”
WHAT HE DOES: Foronda is a designer,
educator and illustrator. A graduate of The
Maryland Institute College of Art, his work
has been featured in The New York Times,
The Washington Post, the St. Petersburg
Times, The Miami Herald’s Tropic magazine
and other media outlets. He has been
named to Lurzer’s Int.’l Archive’s list of
“ 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide” three
FAMILY LIFE: Foronda lives in a rural town
in Connecticut with his wife, Michelle, and
daughter. They have a cat, Atticus, and a
yellow Lab named Sula, whom Foronda
calls his “studio mate.”
IN HIS SPARE TIME: A political activist,
Foronda studies the Japanese martial art
aikido, practices Zen meditation and likes
to travel abroad.