Isabel is a research analyst in the reproductive health and family formation area at Child Trends. She is interested in improving the lives and health outcomes of families and children and is committed to using research as a tool for driving equity and empowering underserved populations. As a bilingual (English-Spanish) qualitative researcher, Isabel conducts semi-structured interviews, facilitates focus groups, and conducts thematic analysis. Isabel also manages several research projects, disseminates findings to diverse audiences, and supports development efforts and proposal writing. Her research interests include adolescent sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, strategic research communications, and teen pregnancy prevention.
Isabel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in Health and Societies (Public Health) and Hispanic Studies. Prior to joining Child Trends, Isabel held research positions at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Monteverde Institute, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.