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Deirdre Judge

Name: Deirdre Judge
Pronouns: They/Them
Title: Operations Coordinator

“If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”  - Aboriginal rights activist group, Queensland, 1970s

Deirdre has spent their entire career working against oppressive systems. As NCG’s Operations Coordinator, they support the day-to-day operations of internal and external infrastructure. Deirdre believes that policies, and their operationalization, are what give teeth to liberatory theorization and supports internal anti-racist practices in everything from hiring practices to vendor contracts at NCG. 

Deirdre’s time with NCG began as a contractor in February 2022 leading new COVID office procedures and implementing new recruitment and hiring processes for the growing team. Prior to NCG, their experience included direct services roles managing a college-in-prison program, training future educators, mentoring LGBTQIA+ youth, and working in HIV & STI counseling and testing. In addition to their work at NCG, they are a facilitator for the People Power Giving Project with the North Star Fund in New York. They hold a dual BA in Human Services and International Affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in Educational Studies from Tufts University.

Deirdre loves Speculative Fiction and is almost always in the mood for homemade chocolate chip cookies. When not working, you’ll find them watching everything Marvel with their partner and hanging out with their dog, Mr. Pancake.

“Don’t be patient. Don’t ever be. This is the way a new world begins.” - N.K. Jemisin, Broken Earth Trilogy