Maria Judnick earned a MA in English and Comparative Literature from San Jose State University along with a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from St. Mary’s College of California. She completed her undergraduate work (English major with minors in Art History and Theology) at a WCC rival – Loyola Marymount University.
At SCU, Maria Judnick is a Faculty Sustainability Liaison and CLC Moderator. She teaches CTW classes with themes related to California, Sustainability, Borders, and Education. Additionally, she has experience teaching English 174 (Nonfiction Writing), English 181 (Engineering Communications), and a course in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department. Maria Judnick also works as the Faculty-in-Residence at SJSU's Writing Center.
For five summers, Maria has been honored to serve as the Project Coordinator for a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for teachers ("John Steinbeck, the Voice of a Region, a Voice for America" in 2009, 2011, and 2013 and "The California Immigrant Experience in Literature and Theatre" in 2014 and 2016). She will be coordinating a sixth institute in Summer 2017. In her spare time, Maria Judnick is a freelance writer and is finishing her first novel.