Introducing one of our Summer 2018 Apprentices… meet Isabella Portincaso! She will be working in the office and helping out with our Summer 2018 events. We are so happy to have Isabella joining our YNI team! Learn more about Isabella below:

Isabella Portincaso is a junior at The University of Tampa studying International Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and Spanish. Since she has always wanted to live abroad, Isabella has been trying to gain as much experience learning about different jobs, such as event planning, as possible to use in the future. She became interested in event planning after she participated in a planning committee for her school’s Relay for Life event in 2017 and decided it was something new she wanted to learn more about during her summer break back in her home state of Illinois. During Relay for Life, she discovered her interest in coordinating details and being a part of the overall planning aspect of an event. She greatly looks forward to experiencing first-hand the daily life of an event planner and using the tools she learns to ultimately decide how she can implement them into her traveling dreams. Some more fun facts about Isabella include:


  • She loves to read basically anything she can get her hands on
  • She has traveled to more than 10 countries
  • Her favorite foods include tacos and fries
  • She has recently been discovering a new love of hers… photography!