Serena is an award-winning freelance journalist and editor. Her reporting in Detroit includes the city’s historic bankruptcy, food and drink, immigration policy, and the Flint water crisis. Her work has appeared in Reuters, NPR, Detroit Metro Times, Extra Crispy (a Time publication). She's a previous staff writer for The Detroit News, Chicago Tribune and The Orange County Register, and an Equitable Cities reporting fellow for Nextcity.org, where she covers income inequality and its effect on communities of color in and out of Detroit. Serena is a 2014 Ford Fellow at the International Center for Journalists.