Isabel is the Manager of the C40 Centre for City Climate Policy and Economy, an initiative that aims to provide mayors with evidence-based research to drive the urban climate agenda toward an equitable and resilient world well under 1.5°C.

Previously, Isabel served as a Project Officer for the International Diplomacy and North America teams, supporting C40’s diplomatic portfolio and, in parallel, C40’s regional engagement in North America. Prior to this role, Isabel worked in the Business Planning & Reporting team and in the Climate Solutions and Networks team supporting the Food Systems Network.

Prior to joining C40, Isabel worked as a graduate consultant with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility where she helped develop a localised energy efficiency model in Medellin, Colombia. She also worked as a summer Economic Analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City where she conducted research on issues related to energy policy, trade and technology. She has lived in Italy, Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala and is currently based in New York City.

Isabel has a Master’s in International Affairs and Economics with a focus in Energy, Resources and Environment from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelor’s in Political Science and Anthropology from the University of Washington.