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Isabella de la Houssaye

International lawyer, philanthropist and endurance athlete

Isabella de la Houssaye

Isabella has been on many Students on Ice expeditions to the Arctic and has travelled to Antartica as well. A mother of five, she has accompanied all of her children on their polar explorations. She has travelled extensively all over the world as an international finance lawyer for White & Case LLP, then as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and now as an owner of Material Culture, an arts and antiques retail establishment and auction house based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Isabella is a Trustee of Princeton in Asia and the Arts Council of Princeton and an Advisor to the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Isabella works with a number of environmental organizations including Conservation International and REEFCI and has spent a lot of time working with young adults on environmental projects including installing solar panels on orphanages in Haiti and conducting reef surveys in the Caribbean.

Isabella is an endurance athlete, mountain climber and certified yoga instructor who continues to inspire, all while battling lung cancer. She has participated on four SOI expeditions over the years, together with each of her 5 children, and has been a very active and generous SOI supporter.

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