As Public Lands Program Director, Isabel leads CSU’s advocacy for public lands in Southwestern Utah by developing campaigns, coordinating with CSU’s partners, organizing volunteers, and doing community outreach. She is passionate about the intersection of human rights and environmentalism and works to center environmental justice in her advocacy.
Prior to college, Isabel completed a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course in Southern Utah. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York, so it blew her mind when she learned of the vast expanses of public land that exist here. Isabel’s NOLS training inspired her to focus on environmental advocacy in college with a goal of returning to Utah to advocate for the landscapes and people that make our state so spectacular.
Throughout college, Isabel worked on a range of social and environmental issues, from serving as a sustainability advisory board member to leading student organizing for the Oak Institute for Human Rights, where she focused on water rights and mass incarceration. During her first year of college Isabel co-founded an all-women’s outdoor gear company dedicated to promoting gender equity and inclusivity in the outdoor recreation industry by producing environmentally sustainable gear. She is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a BA in government and environmental studies.