Hope’s professional focus is on improving philanthropic and development effectiveness. Hope has been quoted in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, KQED Radio, and others. Her functional areas of expertise are customer insights, strategy, and management for impact.
Prior to Hope Consulting, Hope was a strategy consultant with Marakon Associates, a boutique strategy consultancy. At Marakon, Hope advised senior executives of F500 healthcare, hospitality, and retail companies on growth strategy. Previously, Hope worked in international development, making institutional loans and grants for a $270M portfolio in health, HIV prevention, social protection, and rural development at the World Bank. Earlier in her career, Hope worked for the International Rescue Committee in Burundi and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. She holds a joint Master’s in Public Affairs/Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University, and a BA in Public Policy from Pomona College, where she graduated with distinction. Hope serves on the advisory boards of GreatNonprofits and Catalytic Women, a start-up philanthropic advisory practice. She has been profiled as a social entrepreneur by Fast Company. Hope is fluent in French.