Isabella is of two lands. Born in the rural village of Pelileo, Ecuador. Adopted at 13 months into a loving family and raised in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. Brought up alongside her sister, who is also native to Ecuador, by a mother in the administrative healthcare industry and a father in the agriculture industry. Isabella has always been connected to her community. Growing up she found a passion for art, storytelling, public speaking and most recently community organizing. She has a love for travel that has taken her to the Ecuadorian Amazon on a deep immersion trip visiting the indigenous Achuar tribe, and most recently to the borderlands of Arizona for service work with migrants seeking asylum.
Isabella has proudly worked with organizations like Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, Womens Earth and Climate Action Network, Green-Valley Samaritans, Rogue Climate, and Honor The Earth. After the birth of her niece, the climate crisis reaffirmed her commitment to fight for her community and the future generations to come. Her passion and efforts are deeply rooted in the environment and indigenous action movements. Being an indigenous woman, Isabella strongly believes in fighting for the rights of Pachamama (mother earth) and for all future generations. To embrace her cultural heritage she embodies the ancient Inca prophecy of The Eagle and the Condor, “When the Eagle of the North flies with the Condor of the South, a new day will awaken”.
“With the strength of my ancestors behind me, I am excited to work with these indigenous youth raising awareness and returning back to South America for cop25”