Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Education: Syracuse University – Major: African American Studies; Minor: Political Science
Isaiah was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Despite having been away for prep school (9-12 grade) in Lakeville, CT, and then away at college in Syracuse, NY, Isaiah calls Brooklyn home. While at Syracuse, Isaiah majored in African American Studies and minored in Political Science. There, he also developed his love and passion for working with youth as he sat on an executive board called J.U.M.P (Juvenile Urban Multicultural Program) dedicated to mentorship and education of inner city Syracuse 8th graders. He knew that this passion wouldn’t fade post-graduation; therefore, he applied and joined Blue Engine to further assist and educate youth. He lives by the James Baldwin quote, “Your crown has been bought and paid for,” given he believes that everyone has their own mark to make on this world. He believes in working with youth and hopes that during his time working with Blue Engine, he can help the youth discover what their mark is.