Judy Ulman collaborates with students and faculty in academic, managerial, and office affairs. She is a member of NU Art Committee, which is responsible for an annual university-wide art exhibition. As a member of the Committee, she received a Northeastern University Aspiration Award in 2004. She studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art. She continued her education with studying photography at Northeastern University and has exhibited her photographs extensively around New England.