Isabella grew up between Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Bay Area and is a dual citizen of both the USA and Switzerland. She has fond childhood memories of hiking through the mountains with her family foraging wild mushrooms and berries. Isabella was raised in an international family with a Mexican mom and Swiss and Peruvian dad and loves being able to practice her Spanish and Italian with visitors. She comes to Hidden Villa having previously worked in the fields of environmental, educational, and social justice and with a Bachelor of Science in Society and Environment from UC Berkeley. Isabella served as a Climate Corps AmeriCorps Project Coordinator with the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Safe Routes to School program and discovered her love of bridging the sectors of community events, outreach, education, and sustainability together. She is drawn to Hidden Villa’s mission and feels lucky to get to greet at least one animal a day at work.
Isabella Farinelli (She/ Her)
Community Programs Coordinator