Staff

Edem Dzunu, Ph.D.
Co-Executive Director
edemdzunu@baobabpeople.org
Pamela Guntharp Dzunu
Co-Executive Director
pamdzunu@baobabpeople.org
Judit Kiraly Bognar
Communications Director
kiralyartstudio@gmail.com

Judit Kiraly Bognar was born and raised in Hungary, Europe. She studied tourism and hospitality at the Janos Neumann University in Hungary (formerly, the College of Szolnok). She worked as a travel professional and tour guide in the European travel industry for almost a decade. During this time, she was able to visit numerous countries including Greece, Spain, Italy and Turkey.

Living in the United States since 2002, Kiraly Bognar graduated with a degree in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis. She taught children at Rockwood School District for nine years and feels one of her greatest strengths is teaching special needs children the power of art. Judit established Kiraly Art Studio in 2013. She always felt a need to represent Hungarian cultural traditions in her art, recognizing the disappearing yet vibrant heritage of folk craftsmanship. She believes her themes highlight positive aspects of traditional societies the modern world often seems too busy to notice. 

Besides freelancing, she continues to work with children and participates in community improvement projects. She loves and rescues animals, has two Hungarian-breed dogs and enjoys tending an organic garden. Judit and her American-Hungarian husband work to maintain a bilingual, multicultural family. Her deep interest in better understanding a variety of cultures, traditions, history and art led to her profound interest in and support for Baobab People’s efforts to connect cultures through dialogue and learning.