Originally from Middlebury, Vermont, Isaac has had lifelong exposure to immigrant and refugee communities. As a child, his parents helped resettle dozens of refugees from the Yugoslav Wars in the mid-1990s. Growing up as a nearby neighbor to Québec, he is conversationally fluent in French.
He moved to Philadelphia in 2012 to pursue higher education at Temple University. During the summer of 2015, Isaac served as the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation’s Urban Development Intern, and worked closely with the Chinese immigrant community. In 2016, Isaac graduated from Temple University with a degree in Geography & Urban Studies, as well as a minor in Communicating Leadership.
In 2017, he began to pursue his interest in education, and received a certificate in Adult Basic Education and ESL Tutoring from the Philadelphia Office of Adult Education. During the 2017 Summer Term, he served as a TA for an English 1 class at NSC. He was hired for his current position in September 2017.
Within the next few years, Isaac hopes to teach English abroad and plans to become TEFL certified. His eventual goal is to pursue a Master’s degree in Urban Planning.