Hope is originally from Los Altos, CA and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. As an undergraduate, she advocated for underserved communities and helped develop a pop-up clinic that offered free veterinary services to the local unhoused population and their pets in San Luis Obispo county. Upon graduation, Hope gained valuable experience in bioinformatics and computational genomics by working as a genome assembly trainee at the Vertebrate Genomes Project, where she led the reference genome assembly project for the Cunner fish (Tautogolabrus adsperus). For her significant contribution, Hope will be co-author on the publications originating from the Cunner fish genome. She later joined the Clinical Genomics Program (CGP) at Stanford as a genetic counselor assistant in 2021. During her time at Stanford, she served as first contact for all order issues for the lab and lead troubleshooting of complex order issues with Stanford providers, genetic counselors, wet lab staff, bioinformaticians and IT personnel. Within the field of genetic counseling, Hope is interested in bioethics, working with a diverse patient population, and strives to broaden the availability of genetic testing. In her free time, Hope enjoys practicing yoga, going to the beach, and relaxing with her fur baby, Cleo.