Isabela Barriga is an Engagement Specialist for Global Forest Watch (GFW) 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 community. Isabela supports the GFW team to identify opportunities for collaboration and partnerships to expand GFW's uptake.

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 an MBA in Sustainability Candidate at Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Originally from Maryland, Isabela enjoys hiking, exploring DC’s museums and local shops.