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Serena Saunders

Communications & Programs Coordinator, Running Start

Serena manages Running Start’s Congressional Fellowship, the only Congressional internship and political leadership training specifically for college-aged women; she also coordinates Running Start’s social media and digital communities. She has had a variety of roles with Running Start, including speaking at a main stage plenary session on the need for Millennial and Gen Z empowerment in the workplace as a delegate to the 2019 Reykjavik Global Forum. She previously interned with Feminist Majority Foundation, Pay Our Interns, Platform, the UMD A. James Clark School of Engineering, CLIA and MaryPIRG. Serena is a proud double Terp with both a BA in public policy and an MPP from the University of Maryland; she was deeply involved as a campus leader and served in leadership roles in Kappa Omega Alpha, the university's premier public policy professional fraternity, and in the UMD Student Government Association. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and enjoys learning about culinary history and watching gothic films and television.