Safe Routes to Schools High School Coordinator
As the Safe Routes to Schools High School Coordinator, Isa works with students throughout Alameda County, fostering safe, healthy and sustainable transportation. He uses a youth engagement approach, guiding students to take the lead on events such as such as Walk and Bike to School Days, site assessments, and other innovative student-designed projects. Isa believes that through Safe Routes programming, students, parents, teachers and community members can all grow a deeper appreciation for each other and their neighborhoods.
Isa is passionate about addressing the fact that environmental degradation and urbanization disproportionately harm certain communities. Particular areas of interest include food deserts, housing inequality, climate adaptation, and indigenous methods of sustainable living. Prior to joining TransForm, Isa was the Environmental Justice Fellow at the Center for Environmental Health.
During his time at the University of Michigan, Isa received his bachelors in Public Policy with a concentration in Sustainable Urban Policy. He served as the chair of the Native American Student Association for multiple years and worked with tribes throughout the country organizing student-led powwows and many other events.
In the future, Isa hopes to pursue a Masters in Urban Planning. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, dancing salsa, bike riding and meditating.