Due to the recommendations from government and public health officials aimed at protecting public health and slowing the spread of COVID-19, all HOPE events and in-person gatherings have been canceled/postponed until further notice. HOPE takes the health, well-being, and safety of the community seriously, and so this has been an incredibly difficult decision. We advise all participants and coaches to have virtual meetings ONLY (via phone, FaceTime, Zoom, etc.) to abide by social distancing recommendations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Pop Up Coach is a web-based coaching program that aims to bring first-generation Latina college students together with Latina professionals. This coaching program will provide students with the opportunity to learn about various careers, get advice and refine their job search skills. The program intends to build the social capital of first-gen students while facilitating integration into the workforce.

How It Works

First, check out the coaches available below. These are all Latina professionals who volunteered their time and are subject matter experts in different fields. In each of their profiles, you will see a short bio, area of expertise, and current workplace.

  • Once you choose whom you wish to meet; you can schedule an appointment with them on their "Youcanbookme" account at the bottom of their profile.

  • When you get in contact with your coach, both of you can decide on the best form of communication for your session. 

  • As soon as you schedule your appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will also have a link to a pre-session reflection and to a post-session survey. Please make sure that you have filled out the reflection BEFORE your coaching session. 

  • Your session will take place as previously scheduled by both your coach and you.

  • After your coaching session, please fill out the post-session survey  ("Student Check-In Survey") you received via e-mail. 


We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to connect with our wonderful coaches!


meet the coaches

Maria t. aguirre



public Affairs

Public Health

Los Angeles, ca

araceli Almazan



public policy

Los Angeles, ca

Josefina Canchola

Higher Education




Santa Fe Springs, CA

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Los Angeles, CA 90014


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