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 Miami through original poetry inspired by each location. Enjoy!
Deering as Text
“The Shoulders We Stand On”
by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Deering Estate
Cutler Burial Mound Boardwalk in 2022. Photo by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0
Vizcaya as Text
by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Vizcaya
Miami as Text
“Slices and Peels”
by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Downtown Miami
South Beach as Text
by Ashley Moreno of FIU at South Beach
Ashley Moreno’s Tip Jar: