Women’s Fund Employee Spotlight: Lizzie Hudson

Help us welcome Lizzie Hudson, our new Freedom From Violence Project Coordinator! Lizzie brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for trauma-informed care and we’re thrilled to have her on the team.

While studying at Creighton University, Lizzie developed her passion for intimate partner violence prevention. After graduation, she worked as a prevention specialist for the Women’s Center for Advancement and later at Project Harmony where she worked with teens across the Omaha metro as a trauma training specialist.

Let’s get to know Lizzie a little more!

What’s your favorite part of working at the Women’s Fund so far?
The work life balance! I think about work a lot less outside of working hours. I don’t feel like I’m expected to be on all the time.

Describe the Women’s Fund in three words?
Full of personality!

Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
Most of my family is here and Omaha has a great restaurant scene! My favorite restaurant is Salmex! Their pupusas are everything.

When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
I love to be at home. My space is my sanctuary.

What’s one goal you hope to accomplish in the next year?
Travel to at least two places that are new to me. No places on the list yet. I just really like to experience new places. I love learning about different cultures, seeing what’s popular and not, and trying new foods!

What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever done?
I worked at an elementary school for a summer as a classroom assistant. I learned during that role that I am not meant to work with kids.

What are you listening to these days?
A whole lotta 60s and 70s soul. Otis Redding, Chaka Khan, The Isley Brothers, Bill Withers, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin.

If Hollywood made a movie about you, who would you like to see cast as you?
Michelle Buteau or Jaz Sinclair—mostly because they look like me. I’ve been told that I’m the short version of Michelle Buteau, which is valid.