Judy Wise is a long-time friend of Mother Jones and served on the FNP board of directors for several years in the 1990s. She is a Senior Director of Facing History and Ourselves, an international non-profit professional development organization for educators reaching more than 3 million students every year. She was the founder of the organization's first regional office in Chicago and served as its Executive Director until 2002, when she founded the UK office. She now works across the organization on marketing and fundraising. Judy also serves on President Obama's Commission on White House Fellowships, on Chicago's Human Rights Watch executive committee, and is a Board Member of Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, which recognized her as one of 40 Who Made a Difference in celebration of the organization's 40th Anniversary. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Committee on Illinois Government and worked in the news department at both NBC TV and CBS TV in Chicago. During Barack Obama's campaigns, she was on the National Finance Committee. Ms. Wise received her B.A. from Washington University and M.A. in psychiatric social work from the University of Chicago. She is married to Sheldon Baskin and has two grown children.