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.
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.
November 1, 2022
Aquaculturist and activist Imani Black is changing the status quo in the oyster world.
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.
August 10, 2022
With oyster kayak tours, Hampton-based eco-tourism company Shored Up LLC celebrates the Bay’s favorite bivalve.
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.
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.
March 16, 2022
We joined Maryland-based Hollywood Oyster Company for a glimpse of what life is like on an oyster farm.
February 11, 2022
Virginia-based oyster hatchery, Oyster Seed Holdings, invites the public to a behind-the-scenes hatchery experience.