Teachers should be a guide to help students discover the world around them and a support system for helping students pursue their ideas and passions. ”

Isabella’s Story

Teaching Discipline

Biology and Environmental Science

Why Biology and Environmental Science

“I choose this discipline because I wanted to share my passion for the natural world with my students.”

Professional Experience

Before beginning her teaching career, Isabella taught marine science at the Catalina Island Marine Institute’s outdoor science camp for three years.

Isabella began teaching at New West Charter High School during the 2018–2019 school year.

Volunteer Experience

Isabella volunteers with the Los Angeles chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to help protect the oceans and keep local beaches clean.


Isabella enjoys scuba diving in a California kelp forest and trying new foods while traveling.

Academic Background

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Master of Education)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management)
  • University of Washington (Bachelor of Science in Aquatic and Fishery Science)