(LLB Université de Montréal, LLM University of Hawaii at Manoa) Serena Ko is a trade commissioner and senior policy advisor at Global Affairs Canada. She holds a bachelors in civil law, as well as a master of law with a specialisation in international law. Prior to joining the federal government, Serena managed public policy initiatives at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a think tank based in Vancouver, focusing on Canada-Asia trade and multilateral forum engagement. Serena’s other passion is promoting diverse voices in the Vancouver arts and culture community and currently serves as a director on the Board of Culturebrew.art. She also serves on the Board of the Mavis McMullen Housing Society, a charity providing stable and affordable housing for low-income women of the greater Downtown Eastside. Serena joined the EMV Board in 2021.