Alumnae Accomplishments

HOPE Alumnae Accomplishments

Discover the Success Stories of HOPE’s Alumnae Month by Month

HOPE alumnae are breaking barriers in every industry and paving the way for more Latina leaders to make a difference, from public office to the corporate sector. Read more about our alumnae’s accomplishments and get inspired!

All Alumni Accomplishments

Cathryn Rivera

Appointment Secretary, Office of Governor Newsom - Commending the Enduring Legacy of the Outgoing Appointments Secretary

Sonja Diaz

Co-Founder, Latina Futures, 2050 Lab (LFL) and Founding Director Emeritus, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute (LPPI) - Honoring her Leadership and Legacy at the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute

Senator Monique Limón

HOPE Binational Fellow, 2018 - Re-appointed as Senate Democratic Caucus Chair

Senator Lena Gonzalez

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2013 - Appointed as California Senate Majority Leader

Ana Jovel Melendez

HOPE Leadership Institute, Class of 2019 - Appointed Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs at the California Environmental Protection Agency

Eneida Román

HOPE Binational Advisory Group Member - Appointed CEO of Amplify Latinx

Michele Siqueiros

Honorary HOPE Leadership Institute - 2024 Recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

Sylvia Castillo

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2017 - Named Executive Director of The California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom

Veronica Goei

HOPE Leadership Institute, Class of 2012 - Executive Director of Grail Family Services - A Yield Giving 2024 Awardee

Cynthia Guerrero

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2011 - Appointed to the Abstract AI Board of Directors

Andrea Vigil

HOPE Binational Fellow, 2023 - Recipient of the Exceptional Women of Excellence Award from Women Economic Forum

Ana Mascareñas

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2010 - Named Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice and Climate Change at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Rita Gallardo Good

HOPE Leadership Institute, Class of 2008 - Elected to serve as the President of the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Nathaly Arriola Maurice

Latina History Day Committee member & Past Latina Action Day Participant - Named among the most powerful Latinas in People Magazine en Español's 25 Mas Poderosas de 2024 list

Naomy Poot Ibarra

HOPE College Leadership Program, 2022 - Intern at the American Philosophical Society's Native American Scholars Initiative Summer Undergraduate Program, funded by the Mellon Foundation

Linda Vasquez

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2018 - Received her Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California

Paula Amezola

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2017 - Honored with the Leader of the Year award for 2023-2024 by the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association (LACSTA)

Dr. Yasmin Davidds

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2000 - Released book “Graciously Assertive: How Becoming a Better Human Makes You a Better Leader

Dr. Rebecca Rivera

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2006 - Newly appointed board-certified OBGYN at Adventist Health

Judge Lucy Armendariz

HOPE Leadership Institute, Class of 2004 - Named to the State Bar Court Vetting Committee by the California Supreme Court

Nancy De Los Santos

Legacy HOPE Supporter - Debutted her film, "Say a Little Prayer"

Michele Siqueiros

Honorary HOPE Leadership Institute - Celebrating Michele Siqueiros's 16 years as president of Campaign for College Opportunity and 20 years of service overall.

Lizbeth Zepeda

HOPE Leadership Institute, Class of 2023 - Started her own business as Founder and Fractional Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant at LKE Fractional HR, Consulting and Coaching Services.

Jessica Fernandez

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2022 - Promoted to Senior Manager, Government Relations, Orange County at Southern California Edison

Elizabeth Seelman

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2008 - Promoted to Director of Corporate Public Affairs at Southern California Edison

Sade Williams

HOPE Leadership Institute, 2023 - Named Director of South Valley, Go Public Schools

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