Ellen Silver Coppola retired in May after 20 years in corporate research and development at Qualcomm. She and husband Peter, who is also retired, have moved to a high-rise condo in downtown San Diego. In January 2018, as a retirement gift to each other, they embarked on a four-month around-the-world cruise that took them to four continents, 27 countries and 45 ports. They visited several places on their bucket list, including Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and Petra. During the voyage, they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. David Eisenstein has independently published his novel “Sideways Boy,” about a middle-school teacher diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after a tragic accident. The cover artwork was painted by an autistic, nonbinary gender artist, Margaux Wosk. Liz Kanter Groskind, who lives in Tucson, chairs the national board of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, an organization working to end hunger for all Americans. Chris Rhomberg was promoted to full professor in Fordham University’s sociology and anthropology department. He directs the university’s urban studies program.
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