Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Human-Animal Connection
What I do
Julia Senecal earned her MSW and Animal-Assisted Social Work certificate from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, where she concentrated her studies in Sustainable Development and Global Practice. Julia completed her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management at the University of Central Florida. Before beginning her graduate studies, Julia worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and as a public school teacher.
Since becoming involved with IHAC, Julia has engaged in research efforts exploring the impact of human-animal-environment interventions on the self-regulation capacities in youth with psychosocial challenges, the social capital implications of animal-welfare legislation, and the efficacy of humane education curriculum in building empathy in elementary school children. Julia currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at IHAC, and is passionate about promoting the broader implementation of humane education as a way to empower youth to engage in practices that support global and ecological stability, sustainability, and equality for humans, animals and the environment.