Although Isabella grew up alongside the Bronx River in White Plains NY, it wasn’t until she worked in the Bronx when she fell “head-over-sneakers” in love with the river and the communities surrounding it. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Fordham University, Isabella worked as a research mentor in the Bronx Zoo’s Project TRUE program, where she mentored groups of local high school students in urban ecology research. During that time she found her passion in environmental work and the water rights movement, specifically through studying avian ecology and later the Bronx River watershed. With this experience, she began volunteering at the Alliance and pursued her passions through her schoolwork. She completed her undergraduate thesis on water access in the West Bank, and later worked as an environmental educator in Westchester County. Now at the Alliance, Isabella facilitates education programs, such as the internship programs, field trips, and school visits. Friendly and talkative, Isabella loves to spend her time sharing her passions with others, and hopes to inspire others to do the same.