Adjunct Professor of Law
- JD 1999, University of Miami School of Law
- BA 1993, University of California, Riverside
Areas of Expertise
Professor Serano teaches a course on the criminal aspects of human trafficking.
Serano has worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division since 2003. Since 2010, she has served as the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Southern District of California, a national program designed to combat child exploitation offenses. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Serano worked at an international law firm in Los Angeles where she handled matters involving labor and employment, antitrust and intellectual property.
Honors and Affiliations
In 2013, Serano received the Federal Bar Association’s Hon. Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award and the “Top Prosecutor” Award from Women in Federal Law Enforcement. She received the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety in 2012 and was a finalist for the 2011 Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director’s Award for Outstanding Investigative Accomplishments. She served as associate editor of the Inter-American Law Review. She is a member of the Welsh American Inn of Court, Lawyers Club of San Diego and the San Diego County Bar Association.