Isabella is a Junior from Flagstaff, Arizona, majoring in political science and Arabic and minoring in theology. On campus, she lives in Badin Hall.
Of Badin she says, “Where to begin? We have a porch, an amazing flag football team, an incredible spirit of togetherness, and a dynamic community of faith. It doesn't have AC, but it has character, and that's what matters to me!”
She is involved as the vice president of the Humor Artists (Improv Comedy), the communications director of Women in International Security, and an advising fellow with Matriculate. She has multiple roles in Student Government and she’s a Dean's Fellow in the College of Arts and Letters.
Isabella will be studying abroad in Jerusalem in Spring 2022. She has also previously done research on campus as an international constitutional research in the Department of Political Science during the fall 2020 semester. "I now work as a research apprentice in the Notre Dame American Politics Research Lab under the direction of Dr. Matthew Hall, director of the Rooney Center on campus," she says.
Isabella’s favorite Notre Dame tradition is the giant snowball fight after the first snow. That is followed immediately by the thunderous applause that follows people when they drop a cup in South Dining Hall.
Among other things, you can ask Isabella about getting involved in any type of club and balancing it when it has nothing to do with your major, being a low-income student at Notre Dame, being pre-law at Notre Dame, balancing life and schoolwork and sleep, where to get the best coffee/oat milk latte on campus, and anything political science/Arabic (or other small language department)/theology related!