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About Judith Kjelstrom

Additional Profile Information

Place of employment (if applicable)
UC Davis

Employer Website (if applicable)
http://www.biotech.ucdavis.edu

What inspires you?
The power of one to change the world

How do you think other people describe you?
Competent, passionate and compassionate

What do you like to do in your free time?
Exercise (walk, hik, biking), spending time with family and reading everything

What is your favorite food?
Grilled or smoked salmon

What is your favorite restaurant?
Luca's

What’s the most interesting thing about you that most people don’t know?
In the early 1980s, I was part of the Nike women's racing team in Honolulu, Hawaii

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
REI

What was your favorite TV show when growing up?
All in the Family

Can you play any instruments? If so, which ones?
No

What is your superpower?
Persistence

You find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?
Take care of my family with half of it then donate to worthy causes

Who is your female hero?
Sister Claire Graham

What charity(s) are you involved with?
American Cancer Society

What local community change would you like to see?
Improve science education in K-12

Areas of Interest
Being a Mentor, Being part of a mentoring circle, Lunch and Learn planning committee

Who in Sacramento (business, government, nonprofit, etc.) would you like to see as the focal person for a Table for 10 event? List as many women as you’d like.
Laura Hansen, Pam Marrone, Tina Reynolds, me, Winnie Comstock

Are there other types of events or services you’d like to see WomenUp offer?
Walking tour of downtown to see murals, book club on leadership

Is there some skill you’d like to offer to provide for the benefit of WomenUp members?
Mentoring

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
No