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Isaac MacDonald

Senior Advisor, Director of Planning & Impact

As the Director of Planning & Impact at Trepwise, Isaac MacDonald focuses on strategic planning and organizational effectiveness.

In his eight-year tenure at Trepwise, Isaac has consulted with over a hundred organizations and initiatives, including the New Orleans Youth Master Plan, the Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation, 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 nonprofits in Washington D.C.

Isaac is a 2015 Venture for America Fellow, a 2021 New Leaders Council Fellow, and is the Treasurer for the local chapter of the Sunrise Movement. When he’s not on a Zoom call, you can find him kayaking on the Bayou, tossing the frisbee at the Fly, or trying to learn the accordion.