Pauline Serrano

Pauline (she/they) is from the West Coast; Los Angeles and Las Vegas to be exact. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry, but don’t hold that against her. Pauline and her partner landed in Salem after being offered a job in Cambridge roughly four and half years ago. Her day job is as the EHS manager for Finch Therapeutics in Somerville, a wonderful start-up looking to cure c. diff.

Most importantly, is that their commitment to service for underrepresented minorities is decades long, beginning with working with low-income elementary school kids in math and science while in high school continuing through mentoring undergraduate researchers from diverse groups while in graduate school at UC-Davis. Most recently at her previous employer, she was the Co-Chair for Out@Broad, The Broad Institute’s LGBTQIA+ employee affinity group, and for LatinX@Broad, and currently is an active mentor to 3rd-4th graders through the Boston based non-profit “Science Club for Girls”. Other interests beyond philanthropy include spending time with their two dogs (Olive and Blue), exploring New England, anything true crime-related and cooking new recipes, the more exotic the better!

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