Judy is a Bay Area native who was a librarian at The Seven Hills School for thirteen years. During that time she also served as a middle school advisor as well as teacher of creative writing in the classroom, after-school enrichment classes, and summer camps. In her work as an advisor, Judy helped create a handbook for advisors that oriented faculty to the Seven Hills’ philosophy regarding the advisory program. It also contained chapters on games and exercises to facilitate vigorous and meaningful advisory sessions for the students. In 2007, Judy was chosen as a mentor in the Advanced Mentoring Program (AMP) for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, where she worked with gifted high school students on their creative writing projects. She received her B.A. in Theater Arts from Santa Clara University, and has lived and performed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Judy also holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. Judy now lives in Woodland Hills, CA with her family. Her fiction, flash fiction, and poetry have been published in literary journals (The Colorado Review and Vestal Review, among others), and she is currently finishing a novel.