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Serafina Lalany


Serafina is the Executive Director of Houston Exponential where leads strategy and direction of the roadmap designed to accelerate the growth of Houston's startup ecosystem. Previously working across Product, Growth, and Sales within both early-stage and high-growth startups, Serafina has experienced the exciting, whirlwind of a journey to scale firsthand. As a first-gen woman of color, Serafina is passionate about lowering the barriers of entry for underrepresented founders and talent. Serafina holds a MBA from Yale University, and MPH from Boston University, and a quarter of an M.D. from Tufts (med school drop-out). 

Favorite Houston Restaurant

Asia Market Thai Lao

Favorite Sports team


Dream vacation spot


Favorite movie

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Unique Talent or Hobby

I have consumed over 2000 bags of coffee beans and am proficient in over 10 methods of brewing.


Tiki, 12 year-old yorkie with a puppy-clumsiness she's never grown out of.