Her family's fortitude as Vietnam war survivors sparks her curiosity and imagination.

Judy’s visuals are sensitive to situations, communities and conditions typically overlooked. Her fascination with light within these spaces and people, and her detail-oriented observations are seen in HBO’s Emmy nominated ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL, directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, and IFC’s OTTOLENGHI AND THE CAKES OF VERSAILLES, directed by Laura Gabbert. 

Her episodic work includes the Killer Films and SuperDeluxe produced comedy series THIS CLOSE, the first TV show by deaf creators. She collaborated with DP Bruce Thierry Cheung on this series written and performed by Shoshannah Stern and Joshua Feldman, and executive produced and directed by Andrew Ahn. THIS CLOSE is a New York Times Critics’ pick, earned Peabody and GLAAD nominations, and can be seen on AMC and SundanceTV.  She served as B camera operator on Netflix's final season of Dear White People, which was a 90's musical, under DP Topher Osborn. Judy was also the B camera operator for DP Pedro Gómez Millán AMC, on Season 2 of the MACRO produced Gentefied, on Netflix, working alongside directors America Ferrara and Linda Yvette Chávez.

Judy is a DP member of ​the International Cinematographer’s Guild. She earned her MFAs at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, and BAs from UC Berkeley’s Rhetoric Studies and the Art Practice department.

Judy is the proudest owner of a beagle mix named Bowie. Or rather, he owns her. 

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BA Rhetoric Studies, University of California, Berkeley

BA Visual Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley

MFA Film Directing at UCLA, TFT

MFA Cinematography at UCLA, TFT


Best Cinematography Award, for MY FLORIDA HOME at the Sunscreen Film Festival WEST

QWFF Best Cinematography Award, for film LILY IN THE GRINDER

Edie and Lew Wasserman Fellowship

CINE Golden Eagle Award for film, A DAY AS HOLLY's KIDS

Motion Picture Association of America Award

Graduate Opportunity Fellow, UCLA

Jack Nicholson Distinguished Director Award

Edna and Yu Shan Han Endowed Fellowship

Homer Award

Sacramento Bee Journalism Grant​

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