As the Donor Systems and Data Manager, Jude brings roughly 6 years of non-profit data management to Pride Foundation. Most recently, Jude worked at Seeding Justice where, in addition to overseeing donor and grant databases, they managed grant programs using a participatory grantmaking model to fund small emerging groups in Oregon rooted and led by the communities they serve.
Prior to entering philanthropy, Jude worked at the Community Cycling Center where they balanced their development work and co-instructing a STEM Education Bicycle Mechanics program at alternative high schools for youth failed by traditional educational environments while completing their degree in Arts and Letters – with a focus on painting and printmaking – from Portland State University.
Outside of their professional roles, Jude holds a deep passion for serving their community. They’re currently on the advisory board of Comunidades, an organization that supports Latine and immigrant communities on the Columbia River Gorge with environmental and social justice civic engagement and, during 2021 to 2022, volunteered on the Multnomah County Charter Review Committee.
Jude grew up in Houston, TX but now calls Portland home. They live with their partner, pets (a senior pup and young cat with asthma), and a ridiculous amount of house plants. When the sun is out, Jude enjoys roller skating, gardening, or sunbathing by a river. On gray and rainy days, they prefer to play video games, hyper-fixate on an art project, or binge watch bad reality tv.
Favorite Quotes: “We falsely believe we are not doing enough and that we must always be guiding our lives toward more labor. The distinction that must be repeated as many times as necessary is this: We are not resting to be productive. We are resting simply because it is our divine right to do so.” ― Tricia Hersey, Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto
“your wound is my garden, i have found life here in the places you have left for dead. watch me bloom.” ― Alok Vaid-Menon, Your Wound, My Garden
Favorite Place in the Northwest: The PNW coast – especially during whale watching season