Prior to her PhD journey at UQ, Isabella held various positions in the hospitality and event industry, as well as working as an educator in several vocational and higher education institutions. She has ample teaching experiences across marketing distribution, visitor management, and facilitated many work-integrated industry projects. Currently, her research focuses on visitor landscape perception and implications for site interpretive practices. She is currently serving on the executive committee of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) as PhD student representative.