Serena is a native of Italy. She was raised and educated in Venice where she completed Liceo Scientifico. She moved to London to enter Middlesex University where she earned a 1 Class BA (Hons) in English and Literary Studies with History of Ideas. She has remained in London, working for over 25 years as a translator and interpreter, teacher of GCE, GCSE Italian, IB Middle Years Italian, and IB Diploma Italian Language A, Language B and Ab Initio at Southbank International School. At the same time she has been a Visiting Lecturer for London Metropolitan University where she has taught the BA in Translation, Italian Language as part of the BA in European Studies, and she has also worked as an Italian language specialist supervisor for the Masters in Translation from English to Italian at Metropolitan. She has also been a Placement Abroad Tutor for the Erasmus Exchange programme. She is currently a visiting lecturer of Italian Language at Westminster University. During her long career as an International Baccalaureate teacher Serena has supervised several extended essays in Italian on topics ranging from Dante’s Inferno, to novels by Baricco; from Machiavelli’s The Prince to the poetry of Montale. Serena has also worked as a translator for the British National Health Service and Social Services.