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Judy Bryant

Judy Bryant

BRING Recycling

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Judy's work combines: Numbers, Non-Profit Organizations, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Director of Finance and Administration

I work for a non-profit. The mission statement is: helping people understand how the stuff we use shapes the planet we share.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Westminster College

  • Graduate Degree

    Mathematics Teacher Education

    Westminster College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Treasurers & Controllers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Mathematics, General

Graduate Degree: Financial Mathematics

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    My college major was actually German but I loved math too, so had a double major w/ education block.

  • 2.

    Taught high school math & was girls' swim team coach for 2 yrs. I was too close in age to the kids.

  • 3.

    Quit & moved to Berlin, Germany; did youth work in the German Protestant Church. Got married.

  • 4.

    Came back to the States & attended seminary (with husband) which included chaplaincy training.

  • 5.

    Worked as a chaplain in a psychiatric hospital for 7 years. Moved; pregnant with 2nd child.

  • 6.

    Stay at home mom & part-time jobs: child care; non-profit admin. assist.; college math tutor.

  • 7.

    Part-time admin. assist. & bookkeeper for historic house museum then bookkeeper at current job.

  • 8.

    Been at current job for 10 years; it quickly became full-time & I took on more & more responsibility.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    We don't understand your love of German(y).

  • How I responded:

    They let me take a trip to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, etc. when I was in high school. They thought maybe I would get it out of my system. I went back in college. When I went to Berlin, I lived there for 4 years. But I couldn't really have a career based on the German language. I continually fell back on the math. When I tutored, almost all of my students had math anxiety. Mostly I taught them to breathe. All of my students ended up finding out that they could do math. Math is awesome.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I am an incest survivor. I was pretty depressed for a while but individual & group therapy was invaluable. I found I was not alone. I had the support of my husband and church as well. I had done nothing wrong. I was wronged. Get the help you need.