RSS Feed

About

Sera has training in massage therapy, midwifery, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies, and a Master’s degree in Public Health. Her community organizing background ranges from reproductive rights to violence against women, to welfare and poverty issues to anti-war campaigns. She has worked as a Program Manager or Technical Advisor with teenage and minority moms in rural areas of the Western U.S.; with refugee communities in Boston, Massachusetts; and with midwives in Northern India, Guatemala, Tibet, Palestine, tsunami-affected Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Nigeria, Tanzania, Haiti, and Israel; with commercial sex workers on issues of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam; with female evacuees from hurricanes Rita and Katrina in Louisiana; and with survivors of human trafficking around the globe.

In 2004 founded Circle of Health International, as US-based NGO, with the hope of giving voice to conflict- and disaster-affected women’s reproductive health needs on an international scale. Sera recently served as a visiting lecture and Public Health Scholar-In-Residence at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, an International Reproductive Health Fellow at ProChoice Texas, was selected as a recipient of Boston University’s School of Public Health’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and was awarded a prize from the United Nations for her innovative work in Syria.

She currently lives and works in South Austin, Texas, as a consultant for international agencies focusing on humanitarian disaster/emergency management and childbirth educator/advocate, a doula, and a childbirth educator.