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Tatiana Serafin


Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts; Coordinator Journalism Program


Communication and Media Arts






Tatiana Serafin is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts at MMC and Coordinator of MMC’s growing journalism program. She is co-advisor of MMC’s student newspaper, The Monitor, and is committed to advancing students’ journalism career goals. Find out more about our innovative program by following @digital_mmc.

Ms. Serafin is an award-winning journalist (2014 Front Page Award for her coverage of the crisis in Ukraine) and co-host of the podcast, The Doorstep, at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs where she is currently a Senior Fellow.

Ms. Serafin previously launched First Amendment Watch in 2017 and served as the site’s first Managing Editor. She build her journalism career as a Staff Writer at Forbes and then Co-Editor of the magazine’s Billionaire’s List, initiating coverage of billionaires in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Ms. Serafin co-edited e-book, “Inc.101 Great Ideas That Work – Leadership & Managing.” She is currently working on two book-length projects, including a biography of the founder of New York’s first women’s college, Gorham Abbott, and translations of Ukrainian poetry. 

Ms. Serafin has an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School, an MA in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University, and 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 is a board member of The Seventh Wave magazine, The Southlands Foundation, as well as Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. You can find her @tatianaserafin or


MFA in Creative Writing - New School

MA in Business and Economic Reporting - New York University

MA in Central European and Russian Studies - Georgetown University 

BS in Foreign Service - Georgetown University

Recent Work

The Doorstep, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

List of selected clips on


Journalism in the 21st Century

Reporting Gender

Public Affairs and Political Reporting

Investigative Reporting

Digital Journal of Culture and Ideas

Media, Law & Ethics

Freelance Writing

Advanced Reporting: Covering the Upper East Side

Advanced Reporting: Digital Town Square

Independent Study: Media, Law & Ethics in Science Writing

Professional Experience

Forbes, Reuters, Kaiser Associates as well as extensive freelance writing experience. 

Follow @tatianaserafin or

Office Hours

Thursdays, 8:30am-11:30am by Zoom appointment


Nugent Hall, Room 560E