She was born 1981 in Bozeman, Montana and grew up there. In 2004 she earned a BA in Creative Writing at Susquehanna University, graduating summa cum laude, then earned her MFA from Oregon State University (OSU) in 2008 and began teaching writing and grammar as a Senior Instructor in English at OSU.
She served on the Baccalaureate Core Committee of the Faculty Senate. She was a passionate and dedicated teacher for which her learners expressed appreciation.
Isabelle wrote poetry and stories, some of which were published and may be read in online literary journals, such as her story “Blue Fish” in the 99 Pine Street Journal of Art and Literature.
Of all, Isabelle loved her two children, Samuel and Katelyn, and husband Johnny Bain. She was a runner and an activist for children and animals.
Isabelle Brock (1981-2018)
“Isabelle’s smile and presence lit up the room wherever she entered.” Jon Dorbolo (Philosophy)