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Jurisdiction: Mecklenburg County

University: NC A&T

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Isabella is the LFNC Fellow for Mecklenburg County. Isabella is a graduate of North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University. In college, she started her own business, served as a peer mentor, and was an Amazon Prime student ambassador. She is the first person in her family to graduate from college.

On pieces that feel core to her identity: I am a first-generation college graduate from an immigrant family. I lived in a low-income community my whole life. I am the oldest of three siblings and the oldest of 11 grandchildren. These pieces of my identity have made me into the tenacious and driven individual that I am today. I hope my experience and skills will allow me to be a catalyst of change in my community. I want to be able to create opportunities for young people in low-income communities, so they do not have to struggle to have a better life.