Serena Ip

Associate Director of Housing Development
I feel so connected to the work we do and consider myself incredibly lucky to work at MidPen. Every day is different, every project has its unique opportunities and challenges, and the people I get to work with make every day fun while we build high quality affordable housing and serve our communities together.

Serena joined MidPen in 2015 as a Project Administrator supporting project managers on the new construction development of projects in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties. Since then, Serena has worked on the new construction or rehabilitation of over 600 affordable homes for families, farmworkers, seniors, veterans, and formerly homeless households. In her current role she continues to lead on projects in various stages of development as well as mentor team members who, like her, are getting their start in affordable housing development with MidPen.

Prior to joining MidPen, Serena worked on affordable housing advocacy and policy at the Housing Leadership Council (HLC) and HEART of San Mateo County. Her passion for affordable housing stems from growing up, working in, and now raising her family in San Mateo County.

In her free time, Serena enjoys spending time with her husband and young children, particularly on rollercoasters or at the beach.

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