Ashley Moreno: Italia as Text 2022

Photo by John W. Bailly / CC BY 4.0

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

“Curious contradictions”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU in Rome

Photos of Rome by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Pompeii as text

“Scorched flower”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Pompeii

Photos of Pompeii by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Assisi as Text

“Stories of a Saint”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Assisi

Photos of Assisi by Ashley Moreno and John W. Bailly/ CC BY 4.0

Author: Ashley Moreno

Ashley Moreno is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences in the FIU Honors College. She holds a great interest in ecology and art, as well as a desire to improve how we communicate these subjects to the general public. For any inquiries, contact her at amore242@fiu.edu

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