Serena is a Fisheries Research Associate with The Nature Conservancy's California Oceans Program. In collaboration with the Sustainable Fisheries Group, Serena is working on a project to evaluate and synthesize recommendations for effective fisheries management under changing ocean conditions. Serena holds a master's in Environmental Science and Management (2016) from the UC Santa Barbara Bren School, where she specialized in coastal marine resources management and strategic environmental communication. At the Bren School, Serena focused largely on international fisheries management, marked by her thesis on seafood certifications in Costa Rican small-scale fisheries, and coordination of a multinational shrimp trawl bycatch management project at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Serena holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from UCLA, and has previously worked as a Science Crew member with the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program, a naturalist with Princess Monterey Bay Whale Watching, and a consultant with the Galapagos National Park.