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Serena Saunders

Program Manager

Serena manages Running Start’s Congressional Fellowship, the only Congressional internship and political leadership training specifically for college-aged women, as well as the summer High School Program and one-day Elect Her workshops. Her favorite Running Start memory is getting the opportunity to speak at a main stage plenary session on the need for Millennial and Gen Z workplace empowerment at the 2019 Reykjavik Global Forum. Her previous internships include Feminist Majority Foundation, Pay Our Interns, Platform, the UMD A. James Clark School of Engineering, CLIA and MaryPIRG. Serena has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy and a Master in Public Policy degree, both from the University of Maryland, and she sits on the University of Maryland School of Public Policy Alumni Board.

Serena lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. When she's not trying to reach her goal of 600 films watched in 2023, she's probably reading culinary history books or trekking to the nearest farmers market


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