Master’s Student, City Planning. A first-year graduate student in the College of Environmental Design, Isa is concentrating in Environmental Planning and Healthy Cities. Prior to moving to Berkeley, Isa studied public policy at the University of Michigan and worked with Native American communities across the state, developing an interest in indigenous perspectives and practices in relation to sustainability. Upon moving to the Bay Area, Isa completed a one-year environmental justice fellowship at the Center for Environmental Health based out of Oakland. He then worked on regional transportation issues and safe routes to schools programs at TransForm, a transportation planning and land-use management non-profit. Isa is passionate about addressing the fact that pollution, climate change, and urbanization disproportionately harm certain communities. He sees cities as living and breathing ecosystems, where there are infinite opportunities to strengthen the connections between the seemingly disparate elements that make up our neighborhoods. In his free time, Isa enjoys playing soccer and basketball, meditating, and cooking.