A social worker by trade, Castañeda-López is Councilwoman-elect for District 6. Her district includes Southwest Detroit, Corktown, and parts of MidtownHas served with the Hispanic Latino Commission and the Clark Park Coalition Board, Wayne State University’s Center for Latin American Studies, the Springwells Village College Access Network, and as an intern at Sen. Steve Tobocman’s office. She ran Sen. Rashida Tlaib’s successful 2008 campaign.

She plans to open a mobile office, a food truck-style platform that will go from neighborhood to neighborhood delivering services.