Ashley Moreno is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences in the FIU Honors College. She holds a great interest in ecology and the arts, and she has a desire to improve how we communicate these subjects to the general public. Ashley is currently a studio assistant at the Deering Estate with Professor John Bailly, as well as working as a research assistant that surveys Florida tree snail and New Guinea flatworm population densities, and also leading her own honors research thesis about dual-enrollment student experiences.
She believes in the importance of understanding and preserving the nature and history around us, and enjoys expressing this through her art and writing. The reflections below explore her perspective of Italy through original poetry inspired by each location. Enjoy!
Roma as text
by Ashley Moreno of FIU in Rome
Pompeii as text
by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Pompeii
Assisi as Text
“Stories of a Saint”
by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Assisi