S. Julianna Moreno

Research Assistant

S. Julianna Morenoo Julianna is currently enrolled as a student in the Freshman Direct Admit Nursing Program. She has lived in South Florida her whole life and decided to follow her dream of becoming a nurse at Florida Atlantic University to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She joins the C-P.A.W.W. team as a research assistant to support veterans in the community and to investigate the therapeutic benefits of the human-animal bond. Julianna was inspired to join after many of her closest friends joined various branches of the military armed forces. After sharing their experiences, Julianna wanted to offer them her support however she could. Having experienced the benefits of therapy dogs herself while receiving cancer treatment, Julianna believes the human-animal bond is a powerful intervention that can also be applied to various other circumstances, including veteran health. Julianna also spends her time volunteering in the community to help raise funds to fight against cancer. Having witnessed the effects of both cancer and military service, she saw the wonders dogs are able to provide for people when they needed the most support. Her rescue dog, Rocco, has brought a lot of joy to Julianna and her family, especially through the stress that sometimes comes with nursing school. In her free time, Julianna finds pleasure in playing her ukulele, reading, and spending time with her loved ones.