Izzy is an arts journalist and blogger. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder and was named the College of Media, Communication and Information’s William W. White Outstanding Graduate in 2023.
Izzy previously worked as a managing editor and arts and culture editor at the CU Independent, CU Boulder’s award-winning student newspaper, for five years. During her tenure as a managing editor, the CUI received the Society of Professional Journalist’s 2023 regional Mark of Excellence Award for the Best Independent Online Student Publication. She regularly reported on the local arts and culture scene in Boulder and the greater Denver area, specifically focusing on diverse BIPOC creatives, and also wrote investigative features about the LGBTQ+ community, gender equality, gun violence and sports betting.
She has also been published in the Guitar Foundation of America’s Soundboard magazine. She has written about the American guitarist collective Ex-Aequo’s “Changing the Canon” initiative to diversify the classical guitar canon and the Twisted Spruce Music Foundation’s innovative world ensemble collaboration “parts, together.”
She completed an internship for Sharps & Flatirons, Boulder’s leading classical music blog, in 2020. She later contributed to the blog as a freelance writer, covering Central City Opera, the Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Opera and other local classical music news.
Izzy graduated from CU Boulder with summa cum laude honors for academic excellence and the completion of her journalism thesis, “An examination of mainstream media’s treatment of female guitarists.” This research will be presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the International Communication Association Conference in 2023.
Izzy has experience with copywriting and blogging as an intern at Premiere Creative. She has written SEO-optimized blogs about wedding and event planning for Knowles Hospitality and digital marketing for Premiere Creative, as well as GEO-targeted landing pages for local SEO campaigns for clients in the medical industry.