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Isabella Ursos, Visitor Services Coordinator

Isabella Ursos 2019Q. If this were your last day on Earth, where in Oakland would you dine? 
Fattoush Salad from Dyafa.

Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town in Oakland? 
I would take them to Chinatown where they can see the murals that were created by Dragon School 99.

Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Oakland? 
My favorite secret spot in Oakland is Lake Merritt, especially the Lake Merritt Boating Center. I spent most of my childhood kayaking around the lake with my family.

Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend?
On the weekend, you would most likely find me at a park reading a book or exploring The Town with my friends on a food tour.

Q. Describe your Oakland in 3 words? 
Diverse, Vibrant, Underrated.

Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world? 
Easter Island!

Q. What do you love about your job? 
I love meeting people who are visiting Oakland for the first time and helping them create their itinerary. There are so many amazing places to visit that allow people to learn about The Town's culture, and I'm happy to have the opportunity to share it.

Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less. 
​​A team-player and an adventure seeking solo traveler who lives to embrace change.

Q. Best place to shop in Oakland?
Beast Mode has great workout apparel and Oaklandish has cool designs for their windbreakers.