Isaiah, originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, received his B.A. in Mathematical Economics in 2007 from Colorado College. After being inspired by his work as a Resident Advisor and leader of multiple cultural student organizations, he pursued a Master’s in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, College Park. During his time at Maryland, Isaiah worked in residence life, student conduct, and multi-ethnic academic services. He also published his thesis that explored ways to improve the academic success of first-generation college students. After graduating in 2009, he returned back home to Minnesota to work as a Hall Director and Intercultural & International Life Advisor at Carleton College. At Carleton, Isaiah is most passionate about having dynamic conversations with students from all walks of life, leading conversations exploring privilege and oppression, and mentoring students of color to persist throughout college. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, competitive fencing, bonding time with his cat Twister, and hanging out with family, friends, and his nephews and nieces. Isaiah is gracious for the opportunity to travel and learn alongside the SAS community; he hopes to examine the concepts of privilege from a global perspective and most importantly develop lifelong relationships with everyone he encounters on this adventure.