Isabella Gomes

Isabella Gomes, 26, is a graduate student and public health reporter, based in Baltimore, Maryland.

She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University in 2016, a Master of Arts in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting at Columbia Journalism School in 2017, and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in 2019. Isabella is also a two-time grant recipient with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a former reporting fellow with the Miami New Times. She is currently freelancing as a Coronavirus frontline reporter for the Baltimore Sun and is pursuing a Master of Science in Medical Science at Hopkins.

After graduation, she hopes to continue her career in feature writing, covering public health and human rights issues in the U.S. As a queer, multiracial woman of color, Isabella is most passionate about her advocacy work, fighting human trafficking, anti-LGBTQ violence, and anti-immigrant policies.