Rebecca Serna has served as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's Executive Director since late 2007. She holds a Master’s degree from Georgia State's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Urban Policy, specializing in Planning and Nonprofit Management. Serna got involved in bicycle advocacy through an internship with the Georgia DOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian program, where she helped write the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and monitored state projects for compliance with local bike plans. She draws on her experience as a Fulbright scholar in Bogotá, Colombia, where she studied participatory planning practices and innovative public transportation projects.
Prior to joining ABC, Serna served as President and co-founder of Citizens for Progressive Transit, and has served on the boards of Georgia Bikes as President and Vice-President and EarthShare of Georgia. She currently serves on the Alliance for Biking and Walking and Sopo Bicycle Cooperative boards. Awards include Woman of the Year (Women in Transportation Seminar), Advocate of the Year (Alliance for Biking and Walking) and the Longleaf award (Georgia Conservancy).
Serna lives in the Kirkwood neighborhood of SE Atlanta with her husband and three sons, enjoys gardening, dancing, reading and baking, and eagerly anticipates the day when her bike commute is unremarkable.