Serita grew up in Manhattan, NY and spent her summers on the North Shore of Massachusetts in Beverly Farms. She has spent half of her 76 years in the Boston area, and the other half in New York. She raised four wonderful children. She now resides in Rhinebeck, in the lovely Hudson River Valley. Her two daughters live in the same village, as do four of her ten grandchildren.She graduated from Columbia’s General Studies program with a Bachelor of Science and later received two master degrees in Counselling from Lesley University and Social Work from Simmons University. Serita worked for the Massachusetts Society for Cruelty to Children in Boston’s inner city schools. Serita is a lifelong learner who enjoys participating in diverse and interesting workshops.