Isabella (Izzy) Shahmirza is a graduate student researcher at LOSH where she assists with the various worker- and community-engaged research projects and worker training programs.
Izzy is biracial Mexican and Persian and a first-year master of public health student at the Fielding School of Public Health in the Department of Community Health Sciences. She graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in molecular, cell, and developmental biology and a minor in global health. She plans on pursuing a career in public health and medicine to work alongside immigrant communities in achieving health equity and advocating for just public policies. She is passionate about antiracism and equity, diversity, and inclusion work and believes that occupational safety and health are important to ensuring the well-being of all workers.
Outside of work and school, Izzy enjoys spending time outdoors at the beach or on hikes, Latin dancing, and trying new cooking recipes.