Isabelle Charo joined Relman Colfax in 2020 for a two-year term as a civil rights paralegal. Her work focuses on supporting the firm’s civil rights litigation and civil rights counseling practices.
Isabelle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a dual B.A. in honors Public Policy and honors Sociology, and a minor in French. During college, Isabelle was an investigative intern at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and a research intern at the Migration Policy Institute, where she focused on refugee and immigrant families. Her joint honors thesis focused on emotional labor and resilience among service providers for immigrant communities, and was the runner-up for Best Thesis in Sociology and a finalist for the Richard P. Taub Public Policy Thesis Prize. After graduation, Isabelle spent seven months as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant working in a public high school in Marseille, France. Outside the classroom, she spent free time volunteering as an English and French tutor for victims of human trafficking and forced labor. Throughout college and her time in Marseille, Isabelle also participated in club water polo and running, and enjoyed playing classical piano in chamber music groups.
In her free time, Isabelle continues to love running and piano, in addition to reading, cooking, and spending time with her cats. She hopes to attend law school after her time at the firm