bio picI have loved photography from a very early age. Growing up with a mother who has owned countless Holga cameras and in a house with portraits cluttering the walls, the visual arts have always enticed and inspired me. In my own travels, I’ve been fortunate enough to peruse the terraces of Machu Pichuu, bask in the glow of Barcelonian beaches, and roam the streets of Oxford, England, while capturing all their glory through the black lens of a camera. But it’s not the allure of these destinations that provides my drive to improve at the art I love; it is more the powerful simplicity of the single click that allows my creativity to flow out into the world. I want to travel the world and capture the beauty and culture of each city, state, and country I visit, but before I fulfill this dream, I first want to show the world what I have achieved on my own soil.



Isabelle Metz, Houston, Texas 77098



School: St. John’s School, AP/Honors Courses: Honors English (12), AP Government (12), AP US History (11), AP English IV (11)

Received 4’s on both APUSH and AP English



Co-Captain, Girls Varsity Basketball 2013-214 season

Ran against 5 other candidates

Program Leader, WHEE Leadership Council, (Women Helping to Empower Each Other; club promoting women’s empowerment) — Schedule speakers/plan year- one of two program directors for 100+ person club

Project Leader, Berry Elementary (underprivileged K-5 school) — Helped foster a creative and beautiful learning environment for underprivileged kids; painted murals, constructed flower and vegetable garden, constructed nature path, constructed fence



Volunteer, Berry Elementary, 16 hrs/wk, 9-12 — Painted murals, helped construct fences, built shed

Volunteer, Putney Costa Rica, 3 weeks, 30 hrs —Tutored Costa Rican children, renewed local playground and school

Over 120 hours of community service logged in high school



Varsity Basketball, St. John’s, 9-12, elected co-captain (12)

All-Tournament Team, 11, December 2012 – Houston Christian Mustang Tournament Basketball All-Tournament Team

JV Lacrosse, St. John’s, 9-10, 2011-2012



Houston Center for Photography: Collaborations Program, 10, 3 hrs/wk, Feb-May 2011 – Youngest person admitted into the Collaborations Program during Mr. Benitez’s tenure at St. John’s School

Photographer, St. John’s Review

Honorable Mention, Scholastic Awards for Photography, 11 – National competition

Published photography, Imagination Magazine, 2012-2013, National Geographic Newsletter, 2011 – 2 photos featured in the National Geographic newsletter/ only one on my program to receive that honor



Intern, JHP Photography, 12, 15 hrs/wk – Summer intern for wedding photographer-file contracts, assist at weddings and at photo shoots, edit photos

Assistant Baker, The Green, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 11, 30 hrs/wk – Prepared baked goods, maintained restaurant



Photography in Barcelona with National Geographic, Summer 2013 – 2 photos featured in gallery opening at the end of the program

Oxford Summer Program, Summer 2012 – Studied photography (earned A) and Art History (earned A-)

Photography in Peru with National Geographic, Summer 2011 – Two photos featured in National Geographic Newsletter

Community Service in Costa Rica with Putney, Summer 2010 – 30 hours/ re-painted playground/tutored costa-rican children in English