Saadia is a software engineer who has lived most of her life in Newton. After working in the engineering industry for over 25 years, she has more recently transitioned to non-profit work, most recently as Executive Director of a STEM non-profit. Beyond her time volunteering for the pantry, Saadia has led a Girl Scout troop, organized school events, and currently serves on 2 committees of the Charles River Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as a speaker in various interfaith and intercultural events in the area. She and her husband Aijaz have two daughters who went through the Newton schools. Saadia joined the CSFP board in 2015.