Serena is interested in the manifestations of race-based inequality. By studying race in Latin America, Serena wishes to research the development of color stratification and how these historical perceptions exist and manifest in blackness. Working at LIFT, an organization whose goal is to improve upward mobility for the impoverished, Serena has learned about the barriers that many face in moving out of poverty. This position, combined with many other experiences, has focused Serena toward a future in education, social policy and ethnic studies. Currently Serena works as the Associate Director of College Access at Evanston Scholars.