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policy/operations/training/research--JD, MPH, MS

New York, NY
October 31, 2018

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Serena J. Dean

** **** **** ******, *** **B, New York, NY 10016

646-***-**** US Citizen

Alt: 125 S. Reynolds St, Apt J511, Alexandria, VA 22304


New York Law School, New York, NY

Juris Doctor, June 2018

Activities: The Federalist Society, President Health Law Society, Co-President Anti-Trafficking Law Student Association, Vice President OutLaws, Academic Chair

Tulane School Center for Applied Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Masters of Public Health (MPH), Disaster Management, 2014

(2nd concentration Occupational Health and Safety Mgmt.)

Honors: Golden Key Honor Society (Tulane life member)

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Masters of Science in Psychology (MS), Crisis Management & Response, 2010

Honors: Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology (life member)

City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Majors in Psychology and Sociology, 2008

Honors: Dean’s List 2006

Professional Experience

McCann Enterprises, Bronx, NY

Legal/Investigations Intern, 2017-2018

Consult and conduct investigations on criminal and civil matters.

Law Offices of Sidney Baumgarten, New York, NY

Legal Intern, 2016-2017

Conduct legal research and draft memoranda of law on civil and criminal matters.

International Emergency Medical Response Agency, Inc., New York, NY

Managing Director, 2009-Present

Research, write, teach, lecture on Disaster Management topics for varied audiences (specialized learning for medical, mental, public health providers and law enforcement, skills for community stakeholders) using traditional and distance learning platforms. Draft and test training materials and exercises, government compliance/policy analysis, conduct activities with collaborating organizations, support teams, manage projects, analyze data

Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, Cedar Knolls, NJ

Stem Cell Researcher, 2008-2009

Researcher in stem cell laboratory developing therapeutics for patient use. Researcher on Department of Defense (DARPA) grant projects. Focus on cellular biochemistry: cellular differentiation and proliferation.

International Identification Registry Corporation, Bronx, NY

Vice-President, 2005-2008

Developed secure, novel biometric and method of archiving same for disaster victim identification. Project management, data and policy analysis

Cavelat, New York, NY

Inventor and Chocolatier, 2004-2006

Inventor of U.S. Patent-Pending novel, artisanal chocolate couverture and sustainable caviar confections.

America’s Calling, LLC, New York, NY

Director of Learning Initiatives, 2003-2004

Drafted educational civics, responsibility and community solidarity content for outreach programs. Project development and management.

Freelance Author, New York, NY

Self-Employed, 1999-2003

Drafted published, non-fiction manuscripts. Topics include: parenting education, self-help, health and wellness, self-defense, history: U.S., women’s and religious, civic responsibility.

International Asset Recovery Associates, New York, NY

Paralegal/Office Manager, 1990-1998

Drafted affidavits, professional memos to DOJ, commercial bank and law firm clients, supervised 20+ employees, managed office, conducted domestic and off-shore asset location and recovery.

Council of New York Cooperatives, New York, NY

Assistant to the Managing Director, 1988-1990

Document co-op and condominium Boards’ conflicts, tenants Regulatory and NYC Agencies, knowledge of basic Landlord & Tenant Law, building codes and regs.

I.L.A. – Union Welfare Fund, New York, NY

Administrative Assistant, 1988

Responsible for clerical duties; client interface; medical billing; worked directly with the Longshoreman Union President and Vice-President.


•Currently serving as a Deputy Sheriff in the Atlantic County (NJ) Sheriff’s Department, Surgeon Division, providing mental & occupational health services to law enforcement. Educating law enforcement, health professionals and the public in disaster preparedness and response.

•Currently serving as a Police Surgeon for Amtrak Police FOP, providing mental & occupational health services to law enforcement. Lecturing and training law enforcement and the Police Surgeon Division in essential disaster skills.

•Currently serving as a Police Surgeon for the New York State Troopers PBA. Educating law enforcement and health professionals in disaster preparedness and response; providing mental & occupational health services to law enforcement.


•2005-2008 Research Assistant to Dr. Monique Diderich, Shawnee State University. Conducted field research in sociological study of alternative relationships. Duties: experimental design, statistical data processing (SPSS), ethical review process, subject interviewing, survey and academic writing, field observation, qualitative data processing.

•1986-1990 Dr. Tom McCabe at South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island, NY. Assisted in clerical duties and helped establish & conduct weekly support-group meetings for patients’ families.


Numerous FEMA certifications First-Aid/CPR/AED Trainer, The American Red Cross TESOL/TESL Certification, Oxford Seminars Specialization in Business English, Oxford Seminars (with honors) Life Coach, Lifestyle & Career/ADHD Specialization, Ellis Life Coaching Program Lexis Nexis (research and professional)


•Raising Non-Violent Children in a Violent World; 2003, SPS Studios/Blue Mountain Arts.

•Let It Go, Girl! The Break Up Survival Kit; 2004, Running Press (USA, UK, Canada, France).

•Medical malpractice article with Prof. Steve Pegalis, submission currently under review with the NY State Trial Lawyers Association journal.

•Assisting with legal research for Prof. Adam Herbst for proposing legislation to improve children’s access to behavioral health care in NY.

Language skills: Spanish: proficient; Arabic: can read/write, little conversation; French/Italian/German: rusty

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