Region: Southern California
Serena attended the University of California, Irvine, where she studied Japanese Language & Literature and obtained minors in Global Sustainability and Civic & Community Engagement. She is passionate about bringing a cross-cultural framework to hyper-local community engagement projects. Serena brought her experience managing a food pantry to the California Climate Action Corps, where she worked to engage young people in learning about climate resilience. She now holds a fellowship with the City of Irvine, where she is working on Organics Waste Recycling Policy.