Judith is a non-profit leader with twenty years of experience. She is the senior philanthropy and major gifts officer at Landesa, a global NGO with deep Seattle roots dedicated to strengthening rural land rights for vulnerable populations. Judith cares deeply about peace and justice – values that she aims to externalize through daily work. She is dedicated to advancing climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to improve outcomes for future generations. Prior to joining Landesa, Judith served as the development director for the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington. Prior to that, she was the development and communications director at Washington Farmland Trust, where she helped complete a $26M capital campaign and impact investment project to conserve local farmland. Judith’s passion for democracy underpinned her work during the 2004 election cycle when she campaigned for John Kerry, Patty Murray, and Christine Gregoire. Her formative professional years were further enriched by work at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Symphony Orchestra In her free time, Judith enjoys rowing, yoga, cooking (or just reading cookbooks), spending time in her dahlia garden with her dog Flora, and exploring trails and tidepools with her spouse and children.