Isabella DeFrancesco

Former Making History Campaign Communications and Marketing Specialist

Isabella DeFrancesco

Isabella DeFrancesco moved from New York to Annapolis and currently serves as CBF's Making History Campaign Communications and Marketing Specialist. She frequently writes for the Save the Bay blog, focusing on stories about trees, oysters, and the people who plant them.

She has a degree in Communications, Women and Gender Studies, and Journalism from the University of Delaware, which is where she first was exposed to CBF's work. Feeling inspired after volunteering with the Foundation, Isabella knew she'd eventually make her way back.

When out of the office, Isabella loves traveling, exploring, and spending as much time as possible outdoors. You can find her running, surfing, sailing, hiking, or taking a leisurely stroll through one of her favorite Bay spots, Quiet Waters Park.

Isabella is no longer at CBF.

Isabella's Posts

  • Before, During, and After the NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022

    February 3, 2023

    From 11 October to 11 November, 2022, volunteers around the world took part in the NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022: Trees in a Changing Climate. The challenge resulted in 4,700+ tree height observations from 1,500+ locations in 50 GLOBE countries.

  • Oysters on the Rise

    January 26, 2023

    There are finally bright spots for the Bay’s oysters. The collaborative Chesapeake Oyster Alliance—nearing the halfway milestone of its ambitious campaign to add 10 billion oysters to the Bay—is part of the resurgence.

  • 5-Millionth Tree Marks Milestone for Pennsylvania

    November 10, 2022

    Trees provide a plethora of benefits to waterways, farms, economies, and people. That makes them a powerful tool as Pennsylvania works to accelerate progress toward its clean water commitments.

  • A Bay Without Borders

    November 1, 2022

    Aquaculturist and activist Imani Black is changing the status quo in the oyster world.

  • The More We Eat, the Less They Eat

    October 20, 2022

    The growing population of invasive blue catfish in the Bay spells trouble for species like blue crabs, but catching (and eating) them can help.

  • A Shellabration on Water

    August 10, 2022

    With oyster kayak tours, Hampton-based eco-tourism company Shored Up LLC celebrates the Bay’s favorite bivalve.

  • Four Faces of the Oyster Industry

    June 16, 2022

    From oyster farmers to oyster shuckers, we asked four different key figures in the industry about their journeys toward saving the Chesapeake Bay's beloved bivalve.

  • Saving the Bay from Space

    April 15, 2022

    With half a million new trees slated to take root in Pennsylvania over the next few months, the Keystone Ten Million Trees Partnership is getting help from landowners on the ground—and satellites in space.

  • A Day in the Life of an Oyster Farmer

    March 16, 2022

    We joined Maryland-based Hollywood Oyster Company for a glimpse of what life is like on an oyster farm.

  • How Does an Oyster Hatchery Work?

    February 11, 2022

    Virginia-based oyster hatchery, Oyster Seed Holdings, invites the public to a behind-the-scenes hatchery experience.

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