Serena Nangia

Programs and Communications Assistant

Serena Nangia is a Program and Communications Assistant at the CIUS Center. She graduated from American University in 2019 with a BA in International Studies, having focused on Peace and Latin American studies. As a content creator and social media manager, Serena has developed and promoted the social media presences of five separate organizational brands from 2018-2020. As a program manager, Serena has successfully planned and executed over a dozen events virtually and in Washington, DC. As an activist, Serena has over seven years experience as a speaker and community leader in the body image and eating disorder fields. In January 2017, Serena founded REbeL at American University (a peer-education organization that addresses disordered eating and body image issues) and has acted as the Alumni Advisor for the club for the past two years. In 2020, Serena presented multiple times on the issues of Fatphobia, Body Activism, and inclusivity regarding eating disorder representation. Serena constantly collaborates with organizations, clinicians, and activists across the country to achieve her life’s mission: 1) to help those with eating disorders and body image issues heal by providing safe spaces for community dialogue and 2) to raise awareness about the complex, and often deadly, consequences of eating disorders and body image issues.

I have been involved with the CIUS Center for two years now, first as an intern and now as an assistant. I love the community which the Center provides me and am so proud to be helping build bridges across cultures.!