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Hi, my name is Izzy and I am in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying English with a concentration in Creative Writing. My work has been published in the Red Cedar Review, F-Word magazine, r.kv.r.y. the quarterly literary journal, and the Penn Review. I currently write for Penn Appetit and can often be found in the Kelly Writers House or Van Pelt library circulation desk. When I'm not writing or rewriting, I am exploring Philadelphia's flavorful food scene, looking at rescue cats online, or making DIY gifts for my friends.  

It’s Okay To Change
Izzy | April 23, 2019
As I write this, I am one month away from graduation. Senior year is a funny experience because while my daily life feels similar to freshman, sophomore, and junior year, I’ve been keenly aware ...
Free Fun On Campus
Izzy | March 29, 2019
Being a Penn student comes with many perks: a beautiful campus, countless resources for student support, stellar faculty, and insightful, inspiring classmates. But it also comes with a hefty price...
How Loving Food Helped Me Love Philadelphia
Izzy | March 20, 2019
What do critically acclaimed barbacoa tacos, dueling cheesesteaks, and the best soft pretzels in the country all have in common? They’re all made in Philadelphia! No matter where you’re com...
How I Nearly Failed My First Class At Penn
Izzy | March 1, 2019
When I was in high school, my greatest fear was failing a class. I’m exaggerating of course. There were things I feared more - spiders, heights, walking through the hallway with my backpack unzi...
Overcoming Fear and Finding My Best Friend
Izzy | February 8, 2019
I admit I’m a social person. I love to be with other people and I feel more energized after talking to a friend about their recent date or visit home. Still, even extroverted people, people who ...
What’s Your Plan?: How to Navigate Career Questions During the Holidays
Izzy | December 21, 2018
With the holiday season quickly approaching, so too is the season of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and your nextdoor neighbor asking you The Question. You know what I’m talking ...