Isabel graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015. During her degree, she undertook several placements focused on biosecurity and veterinary public health in South East Asia and Australia. On graduation, she moved to Darwin to undertake a year of clinical general practice. In 2017 she joined the Mekong Livestock Research group from the Sydney School of Veterinary Science as the project officer for three Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research funded projects collaborating with livestock departments within the governments of Cambodia and Laos. In late 2017 she began a PhD investigating the surveillance and biosecurity challenges faced in these countries in relation to Foot-and-Mouth Disease. She is interested in transboundary animal disease epidemiology, food and nutrition security, regional biosecurity and disease control programs.