Liz Judge is the Communications Officer in Environment at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She serves as the Environment program’s lead strategic communications partner throughout the grantmaking process to plan and support communications strategies that help achieve the foundation’s goals. She also helps environment grantees and co-funders develop collaborative communications efforts, and she works to ensure that the mission and contributions of the foundation and its grantees are communicated clearly and transparently to the public and media.
Previously, Liz was the director of advocacy communications at Earthjustice, a national environmental litigation nonprofit. She led the organization’s TV, radio, print and digital media relations team and its issue-campaign teams. In this role, she led a range of communications tactics, from devising in-depth, multi-year advocacy campaigns, to conducting public opinion polling, creating interactive data-driven digital content, and engaging and mobilizing public activism.
Liz was communications manager of the Aspen Institute’s energy and environment program, its environment forum, and project manager of its intensive two-year fellowship program for environmental leaders, which was part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She was also managing editor of the Aspen Institute’s biannual magazine, The Aspen Idea; manager of the Aspen Ideas Festival fellowship program; and a key member of the Aspen Ideas Festival planning and communications team.
Before joining the Aspen Institute, Liz was managing editor of Aspen Magazine, an award-winning city and regional publication. She got her start in journalism as fact checker at New York Magazine and received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.