Meet Judith Thomas, Step Up’s new social media manager

Judith Thomas, Step Up's new social media manager, enjoys traveling and here is pictured in Scotland in 2015.

Judith Thomas, Step Up’s new social media manager, enjoys traveling and here is pictured in Scotland in 2015.

CaptureBehindthescenesJudith grew up in Germany and first came to live in the U.S. in January 2004 as an au pair – a nanny – for a family in New Jersey. Shortly after, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida, with her au pair family. She fell in love with Florida and her future husband, Josh. After her au pair year, she went back home to Germany for college. She majored in American Studies and Rhetoric at the Eberhard Karls University, one of the oldest universities in Europe located in the picturesque town of Tuebingen.

During her time in Tuebingen, she worked as an education advisor and public relations assistant for the German-American Institute starting her career in social media and marketing.

After graduating, Judith moved to the U.S. in May 2012, and first worked for a local gym in Jacksonville to develop and grow their social media presence. The last four years she has worked in the communications department of an association management company in Jacksonville where she developed strategies for social media, communications and marketing for multiple nonprofit healthcare associations.

In her free time, Judith loves to travel – no matter if that means exploring local destinations or other cities, states or countries. When she is traveling, her husband and her Nikon D3200 camera are her steady companions. She inherited her passion for photography from her dad, who probably has about a million pictures of her and her two sisters growing up for which Judith is very grateful.

She also loves reading, yoga, the beach, camping, baking (German goodies), good food, and spending time with her family and friends.

Judith joined Step Up For Students in April 2017 as the first full-time social media manager. She is excited about the opportunity to develop strategies for social media and increase awareness of Step Up For Students through social media.

Reach her at jthomas@sufs.org.  

 

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