Alik Arzoumanian illustrated this cartoon for the Armenia Tree Project. It was co-authored by Arzoumanian and Nayiri Haroutunian.
Aram and Maral are cousins. Aram is from Watertown, Mass. Maral lives in Karin village, Armenia.
Alik Arzoumanian is an illustrator living in Cambridge, Mass. She illustrates and designs the Armenia Tree Project children’s newsletter. She has been published by Marshall Cavendish Children, Scholastic, Ladybird Books, and Sterling Publishing, among others. You can learn more about her work and view her illustrations by visiting www.studioalique.com.
Nayiri Haroutunian is program manager at Washington Green Schools in Seattle, Wash., an environmental education non-profit that seeks to inspire environmental leadership skills in students across the state. She previously worked as environmental educator at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, developing, implementing, and evaluating engaging programs for diverse urban youth. She holds an MS in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan and is passionate about local food and photography.