Izzy Labbe is an MAT student in the Social Studies Cohort for the 2021-2022 year. Born in Maine, Izzy graduated from Wellesley College magna cum laude with a degree in American Studies & Cinema and Media Studies in 2020. While an undergraduate, Izzy coordinated the Academic Success Coach program at Wellesley’s Pforzheimer Teaching & Learning Center, receiving the 2020 Camellia Student Leadership Award for Team Leadership. She is a passionate advocate on behalf of young people, especially girls and women, and hopes that her future work as a social studies teacher will empower her students to take up social justice initiatives. She is a fan of classic films, pasta, overpriced home amenities, and her small black cat named Tony Soprano.