Consortium Alumni Youth Council member Isabel Abontalla talks about her experience in the Urban Barcode Research Project and the Hypothekids HK Maker Lab program.
Born Isabel Sofia Velez Abonitalla in the tropical archipelago of the Philippines, Isa was a bright little girl full of potential.
I’m studying computer science and bioinformatics at Hunter College. I’m taking Organic Chemistry, Spanish 2, Islam, and Relational Databases. I am also Vice President of Hunter College’s Open Source Club and an active member of the Women in Computer Science organization.
I’m currently looking for a part-time job that is considerate of my college workload and schedule. More importantly, I am planning for an internship for summer 2020, either in data science or product management.
Lil Tidbits of Information as I continue to build this page:
I can wiggle my nose like guinea pigs do, I learned it from my lil boy Terry.
I have an addiction to soda.
I’m near sighted; I refuse to stab my eyeballs with contact lenses so I stick with my handy dandy transition lens eyeglasses.
I have an overwhelming love for stationery. All my pens are Muji or better. I have about four sets of Tombow pens. Multicolor Sharpies, Expos, Faber Castell pencils, etc.
As much as I can, I upcycle (recycling but better) most of the things in my room. It’s to satiate my conscience because I can’t live a zero-waste lifestyle. That means my pen cups are soda bottles; my garbage bag (aka those plastic bags from grocery stores) dispenser is an old M&M box; my washi tapes are on an old hanging paper towel rack; and all my trinkets and medicine etc are organized in different SkyFlakes containers.
Organized & Detail-Oriented
Collaborative Team Player
Management & Leadership
Humor as Emotional Defense Mechanism
Visual & Verbal Communication
Not a smoker, drinker, or druggie
Insecurity & Need for