Izy Carney

A recent History graduate from GW, Izy spent her last year of school studying the relationship between environmental justice and labor history through a local sanitation strike in the 1970s. Guided by the principle that history should be accessible and told as an engaging story, Izy has volunteered with DC-based history organizations including HumanitiesDC and the People’s Archive over the last year. Izy has previous work experience in non-profits through the Capital Area Food Bank’s Urban Demonstration Garden, where she worked with community members to teach people how to grow and harvest their own food.Beyond her love for DC history, Izy is a textile artist with experience quilting, dying from natural materials, and using fabric as a means to share stories. She will sooner learn to make something herself than buy it, and she especially loves art made from trash and other discarded material.