Knowledge and Advocacy Specialist at End Violence
Serena has been with End Violence’s Safe Online team for the last two years where she provides technical guidance to support the investment portfolio and strategy, and the learning, knowledge dissemination and advocacy across the End Violence partners. Serena has 15 years of experience in violence prevention programs, policy dialogue and partnership development at national and international level. At UNICEF India, Serena led the country office’s violence prevention program, and at UNICEF Tunisia she conducted an in-depth situational analysis to support the development of the new cross-sector program for adolescents. Prior to joining UNICEF, Serena supported the work of the South Asia Regional Partnership to End Violence Against Children and spent four years working as a Child Protection Advisor for the Safeguarding Children Board in England. She also worked in East Africa coordinating the work of a USAID-funded regional project and as Advisor to the European Union Presidency at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Fluent in English, French, and Italian, Serena received her Master’s in Sociology from the University of Naples, a Master’s in Non-Profit Project Management from Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Milan and completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Serena is based in Tunis with what she loves the most, her two daughters Sofia and Laia, the sun and the sea!