Isabel Robles

Class of 2019

My name is Isabel Robles and I am currently a first-generation student at the University of Idaho. Having immigrant parents from Mexico allowed me to grow up in southern Idaho being completely immersed in Mexican culture and traditions. At my university I am working towards a B.A. in International Studies and Broadcasting and Digital Media with minors in Spanish and journalism. My majors have allowed me to be more educated on issues occurring around the world while also allowing me to tell people’s stories through video. On campus I like to be involved in my community and participating in events that empower my local Latinx community. I have served as media coordinator for a Latinx social activism club and I am currently working for a violence prevention program on campus doing video marketing. I love traveling and learning about new cultures whenever I get the chance. I’ve also always loved the outdoors and spending time doing recreational outdoor activities. My freshman year of college I participated in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Program. It was during this program that I learned that conservation and environmental issues are multi-dimensional and require effort from all fields of work. The LHIP is exciting because it will allow me to combine my interests and skills together.