Serenoa is passionate about climate change mitigation and understanding its impact on our ecosystems and human health. She received her bachelors of science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she worked as a research assistant in the Palkovacs Freshwater Ecology lab. She most recently completed a biological and environmental monitoring internship at SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve focused on population monitoring of the native Olympia oyster. In her free time she enjoys vegetable gardening, reading, hiking, and taking classes in sociology.