At Central, Judy was on the staff of the "Little Green" for four years serving as Editor-in-Chief during her senior year. She was selected to the National Honor Society and was Salutatorian of the Class of 1976. Judy graduated from Dartmouth College in 1980 where she majored in economics and served as the managing editor of the daily paper - "The Dartmouth". She went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1983. In government, she was elected to the NH House of Representatives in 1984 serving two terms, the second as Democratic Whip. Prior to her current position, she practiced law with a Manchester firm and then criminal defense as a New Hampshire Public Defender. She later served as the Public Affairs Director in NH for Planned Parenthood of New England. New Hampshire magazine selected Judy as one of the "10 Most Powerful Women" in New Hampshire. Business NH Magazine selected her as one of the "10 Most Influential People in New Hampshire"; nominators credited her with having "respect and knowledge" and being a "policy shaper". Judy currently serves as the legal counsel to NH Governor Jeanne Shaheen.