Isabella grew up on both Samoan islands of Tutuila and Upolu. She loves spending time with her children, husband, and families. It was cultivated in her very early childhood years,-a spirit of love of family, community, and people. To further understand people’s thought processes and behaviors, she obtained a BA in psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has military experience, has worked with children that suffer from conduct and other mental health disorders, and provided outpatient counseling to those that suffer from alcohol and drug addictions (mostly in Alaska’s family drug court and felony drug court). Due to experiencing adverse childhood experiences in her adolescent years, she is passionate about her current work in the state of Alaska’s children protective services. As a supervisor in their Family Services Department, she serves children and their families to mitigate existing safety threats, strengthen parental protective capacities, and reunify children with families or forever homes. She is passionate in her service to PCA and it’s grassroots efforts, to help support and strengthen the Polynesian Community that resides in Alaska.