Sister Isabelle of Our Lady of Hope may look like a typical Carmelite nun in her brown habit and black
veil when she’s out helping with yard duty at the St. Philomena Catholic Church Elementary School in Carson,
Calif. However, she is a decidedly atypical image when she’s walking across the campus of California State
University, Dominguez Hills. A graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, Sister Isabelle
is currently working on her master’s degree in occupational therapy.