Tamara Sonera Serrano, MSW
Social Justice Leadership Interests
Education equity and accessibility
Tamara Sonera Serrano is an Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (MSW) student with a Macro concentration and a 2023-24 Social Justice Scholar. In 2023, she received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) with minors in Psychology and Education from Florida State University.
Tamara’s experiences as a preschool teacher and first-generation student have shaped her passion for educational equity, social justice, and community development. Prior to SP2, she worked as a student ambassador for the Florida State University Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement. In this role, she served as a student liaison and implemented community development events for first-generation student populations.
Tamara has a focus on child welfare and socio-economic research; she has investigated best practices for providers to incorporate into practice when working with families experiencing the effects of poverty, domestic violence, and substance misuse. Tamara’s research has allowed her to experience serving as a Parent Advocate for Florida’s Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel to promote equitable representation and access to resources for families.
After receiving her MSW degree, Tamara hopes to incorporate her research and direct client experience to aid community development and promote anti-racist-focused policies to address institutional inequities within child welfare and education. In her free time, Tamara enjoys cake decorating, exploring nature, and spending time with friends and family.
Department(s)Social Justice Scholars