Izzy’s family is from Colombia, South America while she herself is a first generation American citizen. Born and raised in the Midwest but in a Colombian household, Izzy has been bilingual since childhood.
She received her Bachelor degree in Spanish in 2010 from Park University and has been working the legal field ever since. Her favorite quote is attributed to Theodore Roosevelt:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. “
An avid movie lover, Izzy spends her free time watching, discussing, and listening to others discuss, movies. Her hobbies include painting: sketching, sewing, and learning to play the ukulele.