Isla, 17, is a student at Karamu High School in Hastings, Hawkes Bay. Isla's interest for the environment was developed on tramps whilst completing Duke of Edinburgh awards. She wants to share her passion for the environment and the wildlife with others including the youth at her school. She has been a leader of the Karamu Green team, which is a small group of school students who want to do their best for the environment, in 2015 they raised money through a bake sale to provide kiwi leg transmitters for the school Kiwi, Kara. Isla enjoys working and being with others, she volunteers on a local radio show, Radio Kidnappers, where with her friends they won the 2015 'best youth show'. She says that learning about Sir Peter Blake has been inspirational.