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Judith Katz is the Director of Advancement at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment (CLEE). Judith is a passionate environmental advocate and nonprofit veteran from Michigan. She developed her connection to local nature in her own backyard and from spending summers on the East Coast. Her experience with policy and fundraising came early canvassing with her mother for petition signatures and donations for progressive candidates. After receiving her Bachelors in Prelaw Humanities from Michigan State University Honors College and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Spertus Institute (Chicago), she worked for the ACLU of Illinois. She moved westward to lead fire mitigation programs within the Bureau of Land Management in Winnemucca, Nevada and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Yakima, Washington. Most recently, she was brought onboard to start the development program (and eventually serve as the associate director) at Bay Nature Institute, the nation’s sole independent regional conservation media organization. During her ten years there, the organization’s fundraising program grew so much that it was able to not only survive the most unstable epoch to date of the print publishing industry, but actually expand its operations by increasing its print page count, building a robust website portal, and establishing its first social media presence. She is CLEE’s first staff member dedicated exclusively to donor relations. She is passionate about applying her skills so that the Center can scale its impact in California and the world. Contact Judith if you would like to discuss investing in CLEE’s work.