Former Tucsonan Abbie Kozolchyk was included in a Tripbase® listing of “100 Favorite Travel Writers.” Kozolchyk has written for Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Cosmopolitan, and Forbes Traveler, among other publications. Her book, “The World’s Most Romantic Destinations,” was published by National Geographic.
Aimee Katz completed a summer program teaching third grade English at Harel Elementary School in Kiryat Malachi, Tucson’s Partnership2Gether sister city, and recently returned to Israel to spend a full year teaching. Both adventures are with TALMA, the Israel Program for Excellence in English. The program is both an English-immersion program for low-income Israeli elementary schoolchildren and a fellowship for international teacher-leaders in the movement for educational equity. Katz is in Dimona teaching at Alfassi Elementary School. She taught six years with Marana Unified School District. A graduate of the University of Arizona, she has a B.S. in cross-categorical special education and a post-baccalaureate in elementary education. She is the daughter of JFSA Senior Vice President Fran Katz and JCF Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jeff Katz.