Carlisle Isley, BFA, is an artist, papermaker, bookmaker and world traveler. She grew up in a multicultural world in seven different countries — a neither/nor world that cannot be stereotyped as a typically “white American childhood.”
The non-traditional way she was raised allowed her to engage, understand and respect many other cultural voices. In June of 2021 she moved from Rwanda to Iowa City to pursue a Masters in Library Information Science. Having access to information will allow a person to discover and empower their identities as information seekers. She believes her purpose is to promote information literacy so a community can have the tools to get their voices and thoughts heard.