Growing up, Isabelle "endured" several cross-country road trips with her family packed in a truck with a pop-up camper and their loyal German Shepherd. But to her own surprise, her complaints lessened with every stop at a National Park, and she quickly fell in love with the surrounding nature. Consequently, these trips ignited a spark that led her to visit all 50 states and eventually into a career focusing on climate adaptation and mitigation.

As a Policy Advisor for Third Way's Climate and Energy Program, Isabelle focuses on power sector policies and innovative technologies needed to combat climate change and plan for a resilient future. In this role, she is actively involved in the Decarb America Research Initiative as well as Carbon-Free Europe's energy systems modeling and advocacy work.

Prior to joining Third Way, Isabelle worked at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, New Hanover County's Soil and Water Conservation District, and various local nonprofits. Isabelle has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and minors in Nonprofit Management, Biology, and Geospatial Technologies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While attending university, she received the Dept. of State's Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in the Galapagos Islands and co-founded 350 UNCW, a local chapter of In her free time, she enjoys hiking, stress baking, and exploring new cities.

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