5 July 1986 |
|Occupation||Mathematician, television presenter|
Lily Serna (born 5 July 1986 in Jerusalem) is an Australian mathematician and television presenter, best known for co-presenting the SBS game show Letters and Numbers (2010−2012) and the cooking show Destination Flavour (2012−present).
Early life and education
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. 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. 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. Serna intends to complete a Ph.D. in environmental science.
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.
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