Hope is the Manager of Dissemination and Implementation with the Health Research and Evaluation Team at Special Olympics International. She is based in the DC metro area but grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has worked in the field of autism and IDD in a volunteer and professional setting since she was a child. Her brother has autism and IDD which inspired her to pursue this field. She is trained in the public health field, recently earning her MPH in the concentration of Public Health Communications and Marketing from the George Washington University Milken Institute. Previously she has worked with state of Pennsylvania in the Division of Autism Services and with the National Down Syndrome Society. In her free time, she loves to read, listen to music, travel, volunteer, and be physically active. While traveling, she always enjoys finding unique things to connect with the community and learning the history of the area. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, fiancé, and her two cats.