Isabela is a Community Engagement Manager at the World Resources Institute. In this role, she works across GFW to strengthen the usership and impact of GFW solutions through assessing and addressing the needs of GFW’s global user community. This includes managing virtual engagement opportunities like webinars, trainings and information exchanges, developing training resources, cultivating partnerships, building an online user community, and capturing and sharing user stories. 

Isabela has broad experience working for the United States government, intergovernmental organizations, public-private partnerships and startups. Prior to this role, Isabela consulted staff from the USAID Office of Global Climate Change and served as the Content Manager for Climatelinks, USAID’s climate change website. She also has international experience working in Latin America, including overseas work with the United Nations, civil society and grassroot organizations in Ecuador. 

Isabela holds a B.S. in Public Health and a minor in International Development & Conflict Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a candidate for a Master's in Sustainability Management from the Kogod School of Business at American University. She is also pursuing a Certificate in Sustainable Business from the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. 

Originally from Maryland, Isabela enjoys spending time in nature, hiking, and exploring DC's museums.