Isabella first learned about evaluation while on a co-op work term during her undergraduate degree, and has been working in evaluation ever since. In 2019-20, she was a finalist in the Canadian Evaluation Society student case competition.
Isabella is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo studying public health and health systems. Previously, she completed her undergraduate degree in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo with a minor in Sociology and specialization in Health Research. She has over 5 years of experience in applied health research, specializing in evaluation of mental health and substance use programs and policies.
Isabella has expertise working with large and complex datasets to support data-driven decision making, and enjoys collecting and using qualitative data to paint more meaningful stories. She has a deep understanding of research design and evaluation theory, with experience teaching evaluation at a graduate student level.
When she’s not working or writing her dissertation, Isabella likes to spend her time outdoors (gardening, hiking, camping) and around a dinner table with her family and friends.
Areas of focus:
- Health and social services
- Population-level interventions & natural experiments
- School-based youth programs