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 Senior Research Advisor, Isabelle leads and consults on research projects on behalf of Third Way's Climate & Energy Program and the Carbon-Free Europe Initiative. Her work aims to create data-driven solutions for short- and long-term net-zero goals and climate policies, enabling governments across the Atlantic to build reliable, affordable, secure, and clean energy systems. In past roles at Third Way, Isabelle focused on power sector policies and innovative decarbonization technologies necessary for a resilient future. She also helped lead the Decarb America Research Initiative's clean energy jobs modeling.
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 350.org. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, stress baking, and exploring new cities.
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