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Maker website: www.cohintl.org
Bio: Sera is a social justice, grassroots activist committed to working towards balancing the scales of access, equity, and availability in women's reproductive health care. She has training in massage therapy, midwifery, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's Studies, and a Master's degree in Public Health. Her community organizing background ranges from reproductive rights to violence against women, to welfare and poverty issues to anti-war campaigns. She has worked on women's health issues with teenage and minority mothers in rural areas of the Western U.S.; with refugee communities in Boston, Massachusetts; and with midwives in Northern India, Guatemala, Tibet, Palestine, tsunami-affected Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Haiti, and Israel; with commercial sex workers on issues of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam; and with female evacuees from hurricanes Rita and Katrina in Louisiana. She founded Circle of Health International, as U.S.-based NGO, with the hope of giving voice to conflict- and disaster-affected women's reproductive health needs on an international scale. Sera served as a visiting lecturer and Public Health Scholar-In-Residence at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, an International Reproductive Health Fellow at NARAL-Texas, and was selected as a recipient of Boston University's School of Public Health's Distinguished Alumni Award. She currently lives in South Austin, Texas, with her husband, two toddler age sons, and loves every minute of it.
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