Serena JeziorSenior Strategist
Serena brings a passion for mission-driven work and social justice to every project she tackles. With over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit space, she holds expertise in strategic messaging and initiatives, issue-based campaigns, content development, and project management.
Over the course of her career, Serena has led advocacy campaigns, advised senior nonprofit leaders on organizational strategy, organized fundraising initiatives, and served as a trusted friend and colleague to many. She served as the Deputy Director of an organization supporting public-interest litigation to combat white supremacy. There she oversaw a multi-million dollar fundraising effort and coordinated the accompanying public messaging campaign. Before that, she spent years as a national advocate for the charitable sector—engaging with federal policymakers to preserve the integrity and spirit of charitable giving in the United States and enable a landscape that allows nonprofit organizations, and the people they serve, to thrive.
Serena chose to make a career in the nonprofit world in service of one primary goal: to leave the world better than we inherited it. She has worked with all kinds of organizations and cherishes every experience working with like-minded people who are passionate about making a positive impact.
Serena holds a BA from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) and an MPA from Indiana University, where she split her coursework between the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She hails from Cleveland, OH, but has made an adopted home of Washington, DC—where she has lived since 2015.