Hi everyone! My name is Isabella Forst, and I am a new Parent Ally in the Office of Parents and Families Services at NC State University! I am a rising senior studying Graphics Communications (basically, engineering drawings) with a dual minor in Technical and Scientific Communications and Supply Chain Engineering. Outside of the classroom, I’m heavily involved in University Housing. Currently, I serve as the president of the Inter-Residence Council, the organization that advocates and puts on events for on-campus residents, and I’m also a member of the Barn Owl class of NC State’s chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. I also spend my free time as a part of the Civically Engaged Scholars program hosted by Leadership and Civic Engagement, and I am involved in the honor societies for my college and for my major, Kappa Delta Pi and Epsilon Pi Tau. Respectively, you could say I stay busy!
I am beyond excited to start as a Parent Ally here on campus. I absolutely love the university and all of the programs and services that it offers its students. I can’t wait to help parents learn about all of the different events, experiences and educational opportunities that NC State has to offer. Despite all the challenges COVID-19 has presented, everyone in the office has been really supportive and helpful with getting me acquainted with the role, and I’m excited to get started!
With the work that I’ve done in a lot of public-facing roles, I’ve found that I have developed skills in talking to large groups of people. I’m excited to talk to, meet and collaborate with the NC State Parent Allies in an effort to help support Pack Families and ensure that the experiences parents and families have while their students are at NC State are great. I’m thrilled to connect with other members of the PFS family in the role of a Parent Ally, and I can’t wait to get started!
With Pack Pride,