Isaac is originally from rural Northwest Ohio, where he was surrounded by corn, wheat, and soybean fields. Both his parents were local school teachers; his father taught high school science and agriculture while Isaac’s mother teaches fourth, fifth, and sixth grade language arts. He attended Eastern Mennonite University located in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. While attending the university he participated in a transformative study abroad program spanning Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. The trip had a significant impact on my spiritual and personal life, and continues to shape how he views his relationship with the wider world. Isaac graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Sociology this past spring. He is looking forward to this upcoming year as a time of both personal growth and discernment for his future. Isaac is excited for the time he will spend in the Episcopal Service Corps, the community that he is living in, and the relationship that he will build in the San Francisco Bay Area. Isaac is currently working with three nonprofits in the bay area: NOMADgardens, Braid Mission, and Foster Youth Museum.