Isabel Pang grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and moved to the United States at the age of fifteen. She attended school in Tampa, Florida and graduated in 2014 with her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology at the University of South Florida. Isabel worked at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for the next five years, in several capacities including; working on the suicide hotline, providing support to survivors of sexual violence as a victim advocate, and later as an administrative assistant in the Sexual Assault Services Program. In addition, she has facilitated workshops on healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and has led empowerment groups for teen human trafficking survivors, and groups for LGBTQ+ youth
As Technical Assistance and Training Coordinator at FCASV, Isabel coordinates the Helpline Monitoring Training and the online Advocacy Core Training (ACT), as well as reviews grant reports. In this role and capacity, Isabel strives to serve survivors of sexual violence with her desire to innovate and perfect the systems and programming that they access. Her passion and goal is for the helpers in the anti-violence community to have the resources and education they need to provide the best work that fosters equity, and respects intersectionality and inclusivity.
Outside of her career, Isabel enjoys playing video games, dancing, reading, making EDM tracks, and spending time with her cat. She also plays three instruments (piano, cello, and drums), and co-hosts a podcast on queer Asian issues. She identifies as a queer, bisexual Malaysian-Chinese-American, with she/her/hers pronouns.