Serena Dowling

Serena Dowling

Hometown: Naples, FL
Majors: Political Science; History
Class Year: 2026

Involvements on Campus:

Stetson Outdoor Adventure Recreation (SOAR) - Council Member, Young Life Stetson, Student Ambassadors

What I Like to Do on Weekends:

After catching up on assignments, the weekends are a perfect time to go on adventures with friends. Whether it's lying in the sun at New Smyrna Beach, spending time in nature at one of the springs, going ice skating in Daytona, or trying a new local restaurant in downtown DeLand, there's something for any mood I'm in.

My Favorite Class at Stetson:

My favorite class has been Modern Western Civilizations with Dr. Fowler. The readings from that class helped me build critical thinking skills and analysis that have helped me in all my classes! Dr. Fowler was very passionate about the content that the class covered, which deepened my interest in Eastern Europe and encouraged me to take more classes in that field of study.

Advice to Prospective Students:

Ask difficult and scary questions. If you never ask, you never know how far you might go. Whether it's asking a professor about the assignment, asking someone if they want to get lunch with you, or asking a tutor for help, be confident and voice your questions. A no is better than never knowing what you're missing.

Favorite Place on Campus:

My favorite place on campus is the tables in Palm Court. I love sitting out there in the morning or between my classes to study while also getting some fresh air. And while I'm there, I always run into someone I know that are on their way to classes, which makes me feel connected to the community at Stetson!