Serena Oberstein (October 2014 - Present)
Serena Oberstein is the Chief Operating Officer for Vision To Learn, which provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to students in low-income communities. She previously worked as the Southern California Regional Director for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, as well as on policy issues for Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, New York City Small Business Services, and J Street.
Oberstein served in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office, as a policy analyst and a liaison with City staff and the public. She also has experience working on campaigns for candidates running for City office. Oberstein holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego and a Master's in Public Administration degree from New York University.
Oberstein was appointed by City Council President Pro Tempore Mitchell Englander to a five-year term ending June 30, 2019.