Izzy believes people are not meant to do life alone and that laughter is healing. Her belief stems from personal experience. When she immigrated from Mexico with her mother, the community they found helped a single mother get back on her feet. Izzy was adopted by her father. The acceptance extended to her by her adopted father’s family helped strengthen her drive for connection and humor. Izzy had the privilege of being mentored by professionals. This mentorship allowed her to practice her skills while learning from the lives of others. These experiences led Izzy to gain her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Youth and Family Development. Today she uses her expertise to form community and educational programs.