Judi Jennings grew up in Kentucky and earned a Ph.D. In British History from the University of Kentucky. She lived and studied in London, England, for two years and is the author of two academic books on 18th century British History. At home in Kentucky, she has served as Associate Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council, a fundraiser for Appalshop arts and education center, and the founding Director of the Women’s Center at the University of Louisville. She is currently the Executive Director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, a private philanthropy supporting feminist art for social change.