Serena Sigillito

Serena Sigillito is Editor of Public Discourse. As a 2019 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow at The Fund for American Studies, she is spending the year researching and writing about contemporary American women’s experiences of work and motherhood. You can follow her work here.

Serena earned her BA in English at the University of Dallas as a National Merit Scholar, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a minor in Music. She earned her MA in English at the Catholic University of America, where she earned awards for her writing and teaching. Before coming to the Witherspoon Institute, she served as the Robert Lewit Fellow in Education Policy at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), where she conducted research on higher education, focusing on the decline of rigorous core curricula. In 2015, Ms. Sigillito was named a Publius Fellow by the Claremont Institute. In 2018, she was selected as a Fellow of the Leonine Forum.

In addition to Public Discourse, Serena has written for a variety of other publications, such as First Things, National Review, America, The American ConservativeThe FederalistAleteiaVerily Magazineand I Believe in Love

Follow her on Twitter: @SerenaSigillito

Dear Senator Warren: Don’t Penalize Moms Who Choose to Stay Home with Their Kids

An open letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren: Don’t hurt American families by pushing them farther and farther into the two-income trap. Most of all, please don’t create a system that penalizes moms who choose to stay home with their children.