Judy has been passionate about wildlife since she was very young, and has devoted her career to working for environmental non-profits. She honed her skills in communications and development with The Nature Conservancy in San Francisco and Idaho, the Hudson Riverkeeper and, most recently, while directing marketing and development for the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT). She volunteers for 350Mass, BEAT, and other local activist groups. She also produces a podcast and hosts a radio show on WBCR-lp, a local community radio station, and helps run the station as a volunteer. Judy loves to hike with her dog, kayak, play music, sew upcycled clothing, read, and write. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Drew University, and lived ‘out west,’ where she connected with the wild landscapes she had been dreaming about since childhood. She is thrilled to be working for Rainforest Trust to help protect vulnerable species who share this fragile planet.