Trudy has spent her professional career primarily in the girls’ school world. As head of two girls’ schools and a senior administrator at four others, she has focused her professional energy on programs that inspire girls to develop their distinctive voice and personal passions. Former Head of School at Emma Willard School for 17 years, Trudy also served 14 years on the board of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, and as President for 4 of those years, during which the Global Forum for Girls’ Education was conceived and trademarked. She has traveled to schools around the world in her quest to fully appreciate how to create learning environments that inspire and engage young women. Firmly committed to design thinking practices for fostering a climate for healthy school change, Trudy also serves as the President of the Board for Leadership and Design, a non-profit that designs leadership experience for those creating the future of education. Formally educated at St. Lawrence University, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Duke University, Trudy, is a ferociously curious peripatetic who, for the moment, resides in Seattle, Washington.