Michelle Judson began her 32-year career in the International Energy Business Sector as geologist. Over her tenure she worked around the globe and was instrumental to the success of a number of projects across the full upstream value chain, from exploration through production.Executive roles included leading BP’s Global Geoscience Technology R&D Organization and Vice President of Resource Appraisal where she was accountable for the technical and commercial evaluation of new resources in BP’s upstream portfolio. She brings a deep understanding of the energy business, and an expertise in asset appraisal and technology strategy development. She also led multiple business strategy and organizational change programs. Since retiring in 2014 she has been an advocate for the value of education leading to high demand living wage jobs for students at the state and local level. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Washington STEM, a non-profit that advances excellence, innovation, and equity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all Washington students. She is an adjunct in WWU’s Institute of Energy Studies. Michelle has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Geology.