Hailing from Palmdale, California, Serena Allen is a second year undergraduate working to receive a B.S. in Public Policy along the International Policy Analysis track with a minor in human rights. Prior to joining the Price Center for Social Innovation, Serena has been a research assistant through the USC Shoah Foundation and an intern for the It Gets Better Project. Her academic interests also include Spanish and Arabic, and she currently serves as President and Founder of Arabic Club ‘SC. She also works as Teen Leadership Programmer for Camp Kesem, a nonprofit designed to take children through and beyond cancer.
Serena is particularly interested in the influence of policy on human rights on an international scale. In the future, she plans to attend law and/or graduate school to become a human rights lawyer. Serena enjoys learning new things and is a frequent attender of on campus lectures and events. In her free time she likes to hike, read, and create art.