Welcome to our new AIELOC Intern! Isabella Ellwein is a junior at Oregon State University majoring in Cultural Anthropology with minors in Education and Spanish. She has a passion for social policy, advocacy, and working with others. Isabella previously researched the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center in Salem, Oregon, evaluating the effectiveness of the department to ensure it was rehabilitating the youths. She is also on the executive board of the Here to Stay club at Oregon State University, where she helps bring awareness to the issues DACA and undocumented students face in education and focuses on advocating for change. Isabella is the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants and holds her heritage close to her heart. Seeing that this company empowers leaders of color to have a voice in education is amazing to her. Through this internship, Isabella hopes to improve her research skills, learn more about social policy advocacy, and gain a better understanding of the discrimination educators of color face.
AIELOC is devoted to amplifying the work of international educators and leaders of color with a focus on advocacy, learning, and research.