Isabel is passionate about art and community. She manages the operational function of our art exhibitions and special projects, applying years of operational experience in the travel industry, where she was involved with planning and managing international trips that included guided cultural excursions and religious pilgrimages throughout Europe.
While in the industry, she additionally served as a translator, being multilingual in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. She considers Europe her second home, not only from her experience in travel but from her personal life, as she was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal before moving to the United States when she was 18.
Isabel went on to study English and History at Kean University, where she graduated summa cum laude. All the while, she dedicated her spare time to a combination of experiencing local art and culture while indulging in her lifelong passion for literature, photography, and books, which she explores in her own book art. Her work has been featured in collaboration with local artists at art fairs, exhibits, and workshops she’s hosted throughout Portugal and the United States. She loves finding creative ways to repurpose existing materials and give them new meaning in a thoughtful showcase.
She currently resides in Readington Township with her husband Paul and their two dogs, Bailey and Hudson.