In 2015 Isabel Morris graduated from Hope College with degrees in civil engineering and classics. Following graduation, Isabel received her doctorate from Princeton University in 2020, focusing on civil and environmental engineering. During that time, she worked as a geophysics program director for ArchaeoTek. Isabel then became an assistant professor of civil engineering at New Mexico Tech where she currently teaches. Beyond the classroom, Isabel is the faculty advisor of the climbing club where she organizes local climbing competitions and builds a welcoming community of climbers. Reflecting back, she said her time at Hope was instrumental in preparing her for the future. “A Hope education is indistinguishable from where I found my calling and readied myself to follow it,” she added. Morris serves as an excellent example of an emerging leader in her career and personal life.
Hope College is proud to honor Isabel Morris ’15 with the 2022 10 Under 10 Award. The 10 Under 10 Award honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaging in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and using their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity. Award recipients also communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, these awards are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today.