Lily Serna

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Lily Serna
Born (1986-07-05) 5 July 1986 (age 31)
Jerusalem
Occupation Mathematician, television presenter

Lily Serna (born 5 July 1986 in Jerusalem) is an Australian mathematician and television presenter,[1] best known for co-presenting the SBS game show Letters and Numbers (2010−2012) and the cooking show Destination Flavour (2012−present).[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Jerusalem, Serna attended Cheltenham Girls' High School in Sydney, Australia, and graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2009, with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance and a Bachelor of International Studies.[1][3] In August 2010, she began co-presenting Letters and Numbers, as the show's arithmetical guru, while completing honours studying part-time in mathematics with applications in biology, looking at the effects of flooding on the Fitzroy River and Great Barrier Reef.[2][3][4] In August 2012 she was appointed Numeracy Ambassador for National Literacy and Numeracy Week, and in September to the Board of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute[5]. Serna intends to complete a Ph.D. in environmental science.[6]

Career[edit]

Serna is a co-host, with actress and presenter Renee Lim and Adam Liaw (second season winner of MasterChef Australia) of the SBS cooking show, Destination Flavour that was first broadcast in late 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lily Serna". Saxton. 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Meet the Hosts: Lily Serna". Letters and Numbers website. Special Broadcasting Service. 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Sacha Molitorisz (2 August 2010). "Boot camp for the brain". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Tapp, Jessica (3 October 2010). "Letters and Numbers". UTS News Room. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gender's in the Balance". Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. 3 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Letters and numbers". University of Technology, Sydney. 3 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "MasterChef winner Adam Liaw snares own TV show on SBS". The Daily Telegraph. 14 March 2012. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.