Judith is originally from California, and also lived in Cali, Colombia for 4 years. She has a B.A. in Government with a minor in Music from California State University at Sacramento. She received her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics and a Teaching Credential in Secondary Education in Spanish from Penn State. She has taught at Penn State for 11 years now in the SBLP program. Her hobbies include home remodeling, social ballroom dance, playing the piano, and growing tropical houseplants.