Business Development Officer
Serena joined Social Development Direct as Business Development Officer in September 2018. As part of the Business Development Team she engages with consultants and partners and provides support to the development and submission of proposals.
Prior to joining SDDirect, Serena spent a year in Nairobi, Kenya, where she conducted research as part of her Masters dissertation, focusing on the involvement of women in peacebuilding and at the decision-making level in Kenya and Somalia and where she worked with an Italian NGO focusing on child protection, mental health and gender-based violence.
Serena holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights, Migration and Development from the University of Bologna, and has also undertaken internships with the Italian Committee for UN Women and with Make Every Woman Count.
In her spare time, Serena loves to travel, bake and practice yoga.