Judy Pineda Neufeld
Judy, one of the first two Latinas on the Somerville City Council, was elected to represent Somerville's Ward 7 in 2021, and she is currently serving as Council Vice President. With lived and professional experience, she strives to advance equity and justice for the Somerville community. She successfully advocated for language justice as a top priority in the City Council's FY23 budget and continues to fight for vulnerable neighbors.
Judy believes Somerville is a vibrant community that needs thriving small businesses, safer streets, green spaces, and affordable neighborhoods. She is committed to advocating for a more inclusive and stronger Somerville, with a goal of making the community a better place to live, work, and thrive.
Growing up in Los Angeles as the daughter of two immigrant parents, Judy moved to Somerville in 2001 to attend Tufts University, where she graduated cum laude. She earned her MBA with honors at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business with a certification in Leadership Development. As a nonprofit leadership and management consultant, Judy owns Spark Sisterhood, a small business that hosts leadership retreats for women. She and her husband, Mark, are expecting their first child in April 2023.