Judy joined ARCUS in 2008 as a Project Assistant. She worked for eight years on various ARCUS programs and events before joining the PolarTREC team in 2016. She holds an M.Sc. in entomology from the University of Maryland, and natural resource degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Paul Smith's College. Her past employment includes sustainability work at the University of New Hampshire, avian research on the North slope of Alaska, horticultural work at the Smithsonian, and agricultural and horticultural integrated pest management around the northeast. Outside of PolarTREC, Judy's interests include all things "fiber-y", knitting socks on a circa 1900 circular sock machine, braiding rugs, cooking, and traveling with her husband. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, and her Old Time Scotch collie, Ollie.