Judith Flippen-Anderson has a BA in chemistry from Northeastern University in Boston and an MS in physical chemistry from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. She spent 35 years as a small molecule crystallographer at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC after which she took a quantum leap in molecular weight when she left NRL for a part time position with the Protein Data Bank.
Judy's involvement in the crystallographic community includes being editor of the American Crystallographic Association magazine, ACA RefleXions and former co-editor of both the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Newsletter. She is a member of the ACA meetings planning and finance committees. She is a past chair of the US National Committee for Crystallography, past-president of the ACA and was named to its first class of Fellows. She was also instrumental in the creation of ACA’s first scholarly journal, Structural Dynamics.
Her social and political advocacy has found an outlet working on various political campaigns, serving as treasurer of her local chapter of Hadassah and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.