Serena is project manager and junior researcher for several EU-funded projects related to security matters. She studied at the University of Vienna, where she developed know-how, competences and skills in Jewish and Middle East Studies. In 2016 she worked in Iraq as volunteer in various refugee camps to support minorities and children escaped from ISIS. She is fluent in Italian, German, English, and has basic knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic. During 2015, she cooperated within the EU funded project ISDEP for the London Metropolitan Police and contributed to the organisation into the online campus, while from 2016 she is working on several EU-funded projects, focusing on (online) radicalisation, organized crime (OC) and terrorist network (TN) within Europe.