Serena Li is a Research & Project Manager, leading the development of the inaugural WRI State of the Art Report on transformative multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Prior to joining WRI, Serena conducted research with ClimateWorks Foundation and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment on topics including climate mitigation food and agriculture, LULUCF greenhouse gas emissions uncertainty, and global commodity value chain sustainability. Serena also worked in Tanzania with the Tanzania Horticultural Association, a USAID partner and leading advocate of the country's horticultural industry, and has a decade of experience in the private sector. She has worked in communications and consulting for Fortune 500 companies, agencies, and start-ups in New York and San Francisco.

Serena is from Maryland and earned her M.A. from Stanford University in International Policy Studies, with a focus on sustainable global food and agricultural systems, and her B.S. in Learning and Organization Change from Northwestern University with a minor in History.

She loves whimsical art, novel novels, and off the beaten path adventures.