As Federal Relations & Public Policy Manager in Strategies 360’s DC office, Serena serves as the primary in-state liaison for Hawaii–based clients who have government relations needs at the federal level. In partnership with S360’s Washington, D.C. office, Serena coordinates local strategies that help position S360 clients to successfully navigate Congress and federal agencies. Her issue area expertise includes federal appropriations and grants, defense, tech/telecom, health, energy and environmentalissues.
Prior to joining Strategies 360, Serena served as a legislative correspondent to U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D – HI), where she developed a proficiency in analyzing, researching, and communicating public policy and federal appropriations developments. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and obtained a Master’s in Defense and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
As a student of international affairs and bilingual speaker (Mandarin), Serena enjoys travelling abroad to visit friends who now work abroad, in posts throughout the world.