Director, River Restoration, Federal Grants
Area of Focus: Serena works with local stakeholders to demonstrate how to enhance public safety, quality of life and economic development opportunities by restoring the natural function of rivers. Being located in our Washington, D.C. office allows her the opportunity to help formulate American Rivers' national policy and messaging work on river restoration, while also serving in a field capacity for projects in Maryland and Virginia. Serena also manages our River Grants program.
Background: Serena joined American Rivers in 2001. Prior to that she served as a political media consultant on the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign and as an account executive with Porter Novelli.
Education: B.A. in Political Science from Angelo State University
Favorite River: San Marcos River
Blog Posts By This Author
May 15, 2013
As light ebbed from the cobalt evening sky, I thought not about the damp bangs, pasted to my forehead by the humid, post-storm air, or the inky darkness that began to envelope us. Instead, my attention was solely focused on the gentle whir of the cast net as it sailed through the air, its splash as it met its mark on the Choptank River and the notion that this might be one of the coolest, weirdest Friday nights I’ve had in a while.Read more »