Isabella (Bella) joined ForestGEO in May 2023. She graduated from Indiana University in 2022 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and minors in Animal Behavior and French Studies. She spent time pre- and post-grad working for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the Chesapeake Bay performing fieldwork centered around marshland preservation. She also worked on various projects related to the study and conservation of endangered species such as Monarch butterflies and Common terns. Bella works at the ForestGEO headquarters at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.