Emily Serafy Cox is a community organizer and power-building cons

ultant with Serafy Consulting, in San Diego, California in the US. She is currently contracting with MAAC as their Advocacy and Organizing Coordinator and with PANA (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans).  At MAAC, Ms. Serafy Cox coordinates community engagement and advocacy programs with residents of affordable housing communities, parents of HeadStart students, and students at the MAAC Community Charter School.


Previously, Ms. Serafy Cox was a Community Organizer with Mid-City CAN, in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego.  She was lead staff for the campaign for a Free Youth Transit Pass in San Diego. Before joining Mid-City CAN, Ms. Serafy Cox was Executive Director at Empower San Diego, a nonprofit organization dedicated to civic engagement on local issues in San Diego.  While there, she facilitated the highly successful "Communities in Unity" Redistricting Coalition, which helped ensure increased ability for communities of color to elect a candidate of their choice in local and state elections. Ms. Serafy Cox holds a BFA in Dance and Women's Studies from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. After graduation, she was appointed to the Capital Long Range Investment Committee for the City of Minneapolis—a powerful citizen advisory board for CIP projects.