Girls Empowerment Network Staff
Isabelle (Izzy) Harrison
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Sewanee, The University of the South
Master of Social Work from Tulane University
Experience: Izzy has always loved engaging girls in conversations about the unique pressures of girlhood since she led a girls’ wellness club as a high school peer counselor. As an undergraduate student, Izzy studied women and gender and served as a group facilitator for FEED, Full Embodiment: An Empowering Dialogue for women. She also interned for Thistle Farms’ residential recovery program in Nashville, TN where she worked with women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. During her time with Thistle Farms, Izzy learned that the majority of residents had endured abuse beginning in childhood, sparking her passion for addressing childhood trauma. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at Tulane University and interned with the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans where she provided general, as well as grief and trauma counseling, for children and adolescents. Izzy recently moved from New Orleans, LA and enjoys exploring her new city of Austin.
What I love about GEN: GEN provides a safe and supportive space for girls to come together, learn, grow, and be themselves. Most importantly, I love that GEN’s programs equip girls with the tools and skills needed to navigate the pressures of girlhood and become flourishing members and leaders of their communities. I am so excited to be a part of the GEN family and contribute to GEN’s mission of investing in and empowering girls!