Isabel Argoti is a proud immigrant from Ecuador in the first in her family to receive a college degree. She grew up in Maryland and attended the University of Virginia. Although she studied architecture, Isabel developed a strong passion for youth programs, graphic design, and communications. She studied and researched abroad while taking on leadership throughout campus. While at UVA, she founded the Alpha Rho Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas (SLU) Sorority Incorporated, served as a Resident Advisor, and helped form the LADYS mentorship program for teen girls in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since then, Isabel interned with the National Park Service in both Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C. in the division of interpretation, education, and volunteers working with the national youth program—Every Kid in a Park—where she was focused on documenting national and regional program data and communications. She also served as the National Public Relations Director of SLU.
Isabel is currently a Program Manager at Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI), a nonprofit organization in Maryland committed to closing the education, achievement, and opportunity gap for low-income, primary first-generation-to-college students. She is leading the newest Career Mentoring program that connects CDI Scholars to accomplished professionals and access to workforce opportunities. Isabel also serves on the Montgomery County Commission for Women and is Vice President for FlanCake by Gaby, a family-run business. In her free time, Isabel enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and traveling. She is a proud aunt, sister, and daughter.