Seri Worden has over fifteen years of experience in historic preservation, urban planning, and non-profit leadership. Seri is currently a Senior Field Officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, providing on the ground expertise for the national organization and is the lead on the Historic Neighborhoods of Philadelphia National Treasure project.
Prior to joining the National Trust, Seri co-curated the widely acclaimed exhibition Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York and was editor of the show's companion publication. Previously, she has held positions as the executive director of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, conceptualizing and producing the influential symposium, The Accidental Preservationist: Artists, Artisans, Outliers and the Future of Historic Preservation. She has also served as executive director of Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, project manager for American Express Foundation's Partners in Preservation-New York City, and as a historic preservation consultant to The New York Preservation Archive Project, The Center for Building Knowledge at NJIT, The New York Landmarks Conservancy, and private individuals.
Seri's international work ranges from studies of the ancient past with the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii to working with an international team documenting Modern architecture in Argentina. Seri has been widely interviewed as a leader and expert on cultural heritage issues. She earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and a degree in Art History from Boston University.