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Meet your Chemistry Advisors!


Ashley Sowell

Ashley Sowell

Ashley Sowell was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, FL, and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Art History and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration. Ashley has worked with Transfer Evaluations, Academic Records and Academic Advising. She has served on the Academic Regulations Committee and coordinated campus graduation processes. She has also completed and presented research on the effects of accelerated credit on the students major selection. Ashley came to the USF in 2011 as an academic advisor on the Sarasota-Manatee campus where she advised graduate and undergraduate students. Ashley joined the Chemistry department in August 2016.  In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, music, travel, movies and football.

Ashley currently advises students in the Medical Technology, Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, Chemistry B.S., Chemistry B.A., and Chemistry B.A. Biochemistry emphasis majors.

Adelia Douglas

Adelia Douglas

Adelia Douglas was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and is an alumnus of the University of South Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She later received a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Florida, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy elective coursework. While at UF, she also served students as a Career Counselor at the Career Resource Center where she developed a passion for helping students clarify and work towards their career goals. Adelia is also passionate about encouraging students to pursue study abroad opportunities, as she considers her own experiences studying abroad in Costa Rica through USF to be one of the most influential experiences of her educational career. Adelia joined the USF Chemistry Department in 2016. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, attending Tampa Bay Lightning games, and training in Tae Kwon Do.

Adelia currently advises students in the Biomedical Sciences major.

Lauren Harris

Lauren Harris

Lauren Harris returned to the Sunshine State after working as Residence Hall Director at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. Before that, Lauren was a first-year academic advisor at University of North Florida where she earned a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. Lauren also earned a Master of Science degree in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University. Lauren is originally from Topsfield, Massachusetts, and enjoys spending time with family and friends at Disney World and local sporting events.

Lauren Harris currently advises students in the Biomedical Sciences major.