Rabbi Serena Eisenberg has been Northern California Director of AJC since February 2018. She previously spent ten years as Executive Director of the Hillels at Stanford University and Brown University, and spent a sabbatical in Israel as a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute. She was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2002, where she studied as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Before entering the rabbinate, she worked as an advocate and child-welfare ombudsman in a number of settings, including the Bronx Family Court, the Alameda County Department of Social Services, and with UNICEF in Gambia, Africa. She earned a JD/MSW from UC Berkeley in 1993.