Isabel joined the office as a Research & Writing Attorney in 2018 and as an Assistant Federal Defender in 2021. Prior to working with the Defender’s Office, she spent six years as a New York City public defender with the Legal Aid Society's Bronx office.
She received her B.A. degree in International Relations from Boston University in 2006 and her J.D. from Cardozo School of Law in 2012. While in law school, she spent a summer researching the application of genocide ideology law for the Ministry of Justice in Kigali, Rwanda. She also worked as a clinic student at the Innocence Project.
Isabel is admitted to practice in the New York State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.