Adriana Ruiz is a recent graduate from Florida Atlantic University and obtained a B.A. in psychology. She is now enrolled in FAU’s Accelerated Nursing Program with hopes of becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist in the future. In her spare time, Adriana likes to spend days with her family and four legged friends. She shares the same passion and love for dogs as the rest of the C-P.A.W.W. team and has a 1.5 year old Bernese mountain dog-poodle mix named Millie. Adriana describes their relationship as symbiotic; they both need each other and equally benefit from the relationship. Through this strong bond, Adriana understands the importance in giving individuals who suffer from severe distress a chance to heal through canine assistance. She is looking forward to being part of the C-P.A.W.W. mission that seeks to improve veteran’s quality of life.