Retired U.S. Army Major Lisa "BB" Browne-Banic, prior adjunct professor of Public Relations at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Florida Atlantic University, is a Ph.D. student in the Adult & Community Educational Leadership (ACE) program at FAU's College of Education, and their Graduate Research Assistant for Marketing. She earned her master's degree in ACE at FAU and her bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash. in public relations and broadcast journalism. Lisa BB recently published in the new American Veteran Organization of Women (AVOW) magazine "Learning to Improve the Military Mindset" through lifelong learning. She and her daughter are animal lovers and want to help Veterans thrive outside the military with the help of pets and animal therapy. Lisa BB encouraged the relationship between FAU's College of Nursing and FAU's College of Education to optimize the research of both colleges in improving and promoting theses types of efforts for Veterans. When not teaching or researching, Lisa BB enjoys spending time with her daughter and supporting her dreams to become a veterinarian. They share their home with three cats: Madame Jasmine (the mom) and her kittens, Pelota and Mittens. They also love to spend time with family all over the U.S.A. or pet sitting all over their neighborhood. Lisa is thrilled about this opportunity to join the C-P.A.W.W. Team as a Ph.D. intern, and bring an adult & community educational perspective from FAU’s College of Education.