Fellowship Coaches

The HOPE Binational Public Service Fellows will have direct access to Peer Coaches and Communication Coaches during the duration of the program with the aim of advancing the Fellow's leadership capabilities and elevating their public profile.  Peer Coaches will advise on developing impactful public policy, managing collaborations, working across barriers, and managing roles in public service. The HOPE Fellows will also be coached by communication experts on how to further develop their political and civic profile as part of their efforts to cultivate each Fellow's public service aspirations.


Communication Coaches

(Partial list) 


Dan Schnur
Professor of Political Communications
and Leadership
University of Southern California & UC Berkeley


Christine Aghassi
Partner & COO
The Dolphin Group



Carlos Dillmann
Editorial Strategy Director
Grupo Salinas


Sylvia Franco
Inclusion Strategy Group

Steve Haro
Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Catherine Lew
Co-Founder& Principal Consultant
The Lew Edwards Group

Mike Madrid
Grassroots Lab


Mary Ann Gomez Orta
President & CEO
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute


Leslie Sanchez
Contributor and Producer at CBS News, Political Analyst, Author, and Founder of Impacto Media


Margita Thompson
Vice President of Communications
California Resources Corporation (CRC)

Peer Coaches

(To be announced soon!)