Judy Riffle, Ed.D. (she/her/hers)

Dr. Judy Riffle is a former K-12 teacher, education specialist, University of Hawaii new teacher mentor, and school district office administrator with degrees in special education (University of Texas at San Antonio), Deaf education (University of the Incarnate Word), and educational leadership in higher education (University of Southern California). Her doctoral dissertation focused on prevention of college campus violence against women. Judy owns Santa Cruz Grants & Consulting, LLC, and has raised over $23 million through grants and fundraising. She has five years of grant management experience with a school district, a nonprofit, and a charter school, successfully handling $7,968,721 in federal/foundation grant and online fundraising monies. Since 2012, she has served as a frequent peer reviewer for federal grants and community foundation grants. Judy is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. She is a GPA Approved Trainer and was the 2009-2010 Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35 Office of Curriculum & Instruction Teacher of the Year. Some clients she has partnered with are Sunnyside Unified School District, Purple Mountain Institute, Pidola, and IQsonics, LLC.

She lives in Rio Rico, Arizona with her husband, three cats, and gorgeous desert sunsets.

My favorite thing about this work: I love research, learning, and writing. Although math was never my favorite subject, I adore when strong budgets come together and help tell the story of what clients need to make the world a better place.