Judith (aka Judy) 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 that ended when she retired from Rutgers in January of 2016.
Judy’s involvement in the crystallographic community includes being co-editor of the American Crystallographic Association magazine, ACARefleXions and a former editor of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Newsletter. She is a member of the ACA meetings planning committees, 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 represents the ACA on the AIPP Board of Managers and on the Board of Managers for ACA’s first journal, Structural Dynamics.
Her social and political advocacy has found an outlet working on various political campaigns, as past 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.