As a Senior Advisor and the Director of Impact & Planning at trepwise, Isaac MacDonald focuses on strategic planning and operational effectiveness for clients. In his tenure at trepwise, Isaac has worked with over sixty organizations, including the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Blue Oak BBQ, ThirtyNorth Investments, and the Orleans Public Defender’s Office. Isaac received his B.A. in Urban Studies at Brown University, where he started the Urban Journal, an annual publication for students and faculty focused on how we can build and sustain the urban environments of the future. Prior to relocating to New Orleans, Isaac worked at a number of environmental non-profits in Washington D.C.
Isaac came to the city as a Venture for America fellow; a national program with the mission of creating economic opportunity by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs. Since then he has fallen in love with New Orleans, and can’t imagine living anywhere else—especially now that he lives in Bayou St. John, right next to his three favorite things: kayaking on the Bayou, playing ultimate frisbee on the Greenway, and going to Pal’s.