Isabela is a consultant at SEEK Development, where she began as a working student in March 2017. As a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Donor Tracker project teams, she is responsible for conducting data-driven analyses of Canada and the United States’ development assistance policies, funding, and governance structure. Other key areas of her work include content development and editorial oversight for the Donor Tracker website, as well as strategy support for other clients.
Isabela’s background is in communications and development, with a special interest in gender equality and participatory methods.
Prior to joining SEEK, Isabela worked as a consultant with GIZ Support to the Pan African University in Algeria, where she focused on strategy development and evaluation with regards to gender, diversity, and communications. She previously served as an advisor to GIZ Nepal, where she contributed to the development, implementation, and assessment of program strategies for an entrepreneurship and technical education program for women in remote communities affected by Nepal’s 2015 earthquake. She gained further experience as a microfinance project coordinator with Dalit Solidarity, an NGO based in southern India. She has also worked as an editor for a natural health magazine in Vancouver, Canada, and as a communications associate for Australia’s largest online employment marketplace in Melbourne.
Isabela holds a Master of International Affairs with a specialization in human security and sustainability from the Hertie School of Governance and a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Professional Writing and Publishing from the University of Victoria and Utrecht University.