Isabel Charles is a Program Associate at Panorama Strategy, supporting partners in developing strategies to align their interests and projects with current global health and social impact landscapes. With a diversity of experience in public health and social impact, ranging from voter engagement in metropolitan Atlanta to supporting WASH interventions in Indonesia, she aims to bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice through the lens of systems thinking and human-centered design.
Most recently, she worked as a program manager at U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases, where she managed a global portfolio of programs and research related to increasing equity in global health and bioscience education and training. Prior to her time at U.C. Berkeley, she was a Global Health Corps Fellow in Kasese, Uganda and worked with the American Red Cross in their International Services Division.
Isabel graduated with her Master’s in Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. During her time there, she was involved in research projects focused on WASH and gender, food and water insecurity, and environmental justice. She was also a recipient of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for Swahili.
Outside of work, Isabel can usually be found somewhere playing outside, whether that’s sport climbing, kayaking, attempting to ski, roller skating, or hiking with friends.