Following her MBA studies in journalism and communication at the University of Lille, France, Isabel joined the European Commission as a consultant for the Culture unit. Working initially as editor for the newsletter, she soon went on to become project manager of the pilot programme, Kaleidoscope, the predecessor of the Culture 2000 grant scheme.
Isabel took on a temporary role lobbying for the Health Food sector, but soon returned to join the European Parliament, realizing that her passion was culture rather than food! Working on the organization of European Parliament events, she was responsible for the EU pavilion in the Lisbon World exhibition, 1998.
Enticed by the opportunity to further her engagement with culture and develop a 'grass-roots' arts network, Isabel joined RESEO in 2002 as coordinator - she has overseen tremendous growth in the network and the sector over the past decade and today, as joint-network manager she supervises a thriving network dedicated to the furthering of opera and dance education representing over 60 European and International opera and dance company members.