Isaak graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2020 studying marine biology. While at UBC, he participated in research projects analyzing the algal morphological defense against herbivory, energetic value of seaweeds with regards to their weight and volume, and an assessment of Vancouver's seaweed biodiversity. He is interested in marine ecology, specifically shifts in community health due to relationships between different species. For his thesis, he will be studying the relationship between kelp forests, urchin barrens, and their associated intertidal habitats that may provide a reproductive relief for urchins. This project is co-advised by Dr. Alison Haupt at CSUMB. In his free time, Isaak enjoys hiking, playing basketball, rowing, and watching sports.