Isabel Drapela

Investor Engagement Coordinator

Isabel serves as the Investor Engagement Coordinator for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council working alongside the Community Engagement and Events Manager to support external events and meetings. Originally from Portland, Oregon Isabel now finds themselves in Sacramento and is eager to explore the region’s opportunities whilst also supporting its growth.

Isabel received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Boise State University and was an active member of the Boise State Blue Thunder Marching Band. During this time they also gained invaluable non-profit experience at the International Rescue Committee as the ESL Intern, supporting persons and families affected by humanitarian crises. It is here that Isabel discovered a passion for community empowerment and wellbeing.

Prior to their role at GSEC, Isabel found themselves getting acquainted with our neighbors across the pond in Bedford, England. They worked with Bedford Girls’ School, an Independent future focused Girls School, as the Careers and Sixth Form Administrator. Their role included administration support to both the Head of Careers and Director of Sixth Form while also managing all Sixth Form external events and workshops. Now, Isabel looks forward to using their experience to turn a new page and focus on a career in Event Coordination.

In their free time, Isabel loves to spend time outdoors with their partner and nosy labrador Chance, cooking with a good cider in hand, rewatching comfort shows and exploring different cities!