Tatiana Serafin is an award winning writer (2014 Newswomens Club Front Page Award), Journalism Professor at Marymount Manhattan College, and Managing Editor at First Amendment Watch. She is currently working on two book-length projects, as well translations of Ukrainian poetry.
Ms. Serafin also edits Global Markets and Ideas, Greenpoint Memories and Williamsburg Memories. She writes regularly for Forbes where you can find her Eurasian Intelligance blog as well as her work for Forbes Insights, such as the report Creating Wealth—A Survey of Entrepreneurs Worldwide: Their Insights. Their Challenges. Their Needs.
Ms. Serafin covers the billionaires, businesses and economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She initiated Forbes’ billionaire coverage in the region, writing for both Forbes magazine and forbes.com, as well as other publications on the entrepreneurs and politicians shaping these emerging markets. During her tenure at Forbes, Ms. Serafin was promoted to Forbes staff writer and co-editor of the billionaires list and put together several Forbes Billionaires issues. She edited and managed researchers located around the globe; she has also written profiles of billionaires in Kazakhstan, the UK and the US. Ms. Serafin contributed significantly to the Money & Investing and Creative Giving sections of Forbes with ideas culled from her billionaire coverage.
As as a freelance editor for Inc.com, Ms. Serafin contributed to e-book, “Inc. 101 Great Ideas That Work – Leadership & Managing.” She has written about trusts and estates for Barron’s Penta, authored an investing column on mint.com, “Invest Like A Billionaire,” and covered corporate governance while on a three month residency at Reuters. Ms. Serafin has freelanced for variety of print and online publications including USA Today, The National Interest, Worth, MSNBC.COM, Forbes Middle East, and PM Network.
Ms. Serafin comes to journalism after six years with management consultancy, Kaiser Associates, where she advised multinational corporations on strategy and competitive positioning. She continues her consulting work with a focus on content and social media development. Ms. Serafin worked for three years with NYSE Euronext to build the NYSE Euronext blog site, Exchanges.nyx.com, featuring leading financial markets thinkers. She has also served as a pro-bono consultant for news site, MediaGlobal, developing business strategy and outreach programs.
Ms. Serafin has an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School, an MA in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University, as well as an MA in Central European and Russian Studies and BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
She serves as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and board member of Third Street Music School Settlement and Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.