The Hope Center

The Hope Center Team

Idrisa Abdul-Hamid

Senior Director of Operations and Finance

Christine Baker-Smith

Executive Director

Stephanie Brescia

Research Project Manager

Nick Carmack

Interim Research and Practice Assistant

Stefanie Chae

Communications Specialist

Kallie Clark

Senior Research Associate

Vanessa Coca

Director of Research

Edward Conroy

Associate Director of Institutional Transformation

Sonja Dahl

Junior Research Associate

Japbir Gill

Senior Research Associate

Sara Goldrick-Rab

President & Founder

Tom Hilliard

Senior Policy Analyst

Denisha Hobbs

Policy Analyst

Deirdre Hopkins

Director of Communications

Mark Huelsman

Policy Fellow

Gregory S. Kienzl

Senior Research Fellow

Jennifer King

Practitioner-Researcher

David Koppisch

Associate Director of Community Engagement

Lizzy Lomax

Intern

Elizabeth Looker

Associate Director of Research Partnerships

Tyler Lum

Interim Student Leadership Advisory Council Program Coordinator

Sarah Magnelia

Research Project Manager

Cyndee Mays

Intern

Chloe McKenzie

Research Fellow

Marissa Meyers

Practitioner-Researcher

Omar Mitchell

Associate Director of Finance and Administration

Morgan Peele

Interim Research Assistant

Leslie Rios

Congressional Hunger Fellow

Martin Rozenberg

Assistant Director of Grants Management

Maureen Scully

Chief of Staff

Alyson Semigran

Communications Specialist

Sahar Siddiqi

Communications Specialist

Lakisha Stone

Pre & Post Award Specialist

Paula Umaña

Director of Institutional Transformation

Teneshia Washington

Center Coordinator

Carrie Welton

Director of Policy & Advocacy