Alan Attie was born in Brooklyn, New York. When he was just 10 months old, his family moved to Bogotá, Colombia, where they lived for 6 years, then to Caracas, Venezuela where they lived for 10 years. After graduating from high school in Caracas, Alan went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then to graduate school at the University of California-San Diego.
Both sides of Alan’s family are Sephardic Jews who emigrated from the Middle East (Syria and Egypt) during World War I. His father’s parents settled in New York City while his mother’s parents settled in Colombia.
Alan’s wife, Jean Feraca, had a distinguished career as a host of a popular program on Wisconsin Public Radio called “Here on Earth—Radio Without Borders”. She went on to be co-founder of the Odyssey Project, which gives disadvantaged people a chance at higher education. Recently, she took the Odyssey Project Behind Bars to several Wisconsin prisons.
Alan is an avid winemaker. He and Jean love to cook.
Alan is a photographer. Check out his photography web site: www.alanattiephotography.com.