Hope Wollensack, MPA ’18 (she/her)


Hope is a Senior Strategist at Economic Security Project and the Director of Economic Security in Atlanta City Councilmember Farokhi’s Office. In her role at ESP, Hope is a key contributor on building the national table for guaranteed income and providing thought leadership on race and equity as we envision an inclusive, just economy. In her role with Atlanta City Council, she is launching a guaranteed income program focused on Black women across Georgia.

Prior to her current roles, Hope was a founding Director of Policy and Advocacy at Fair Fight Action and served on the political team with the Abrams for Governor Campaign. Hope works to examine the intersection of political and economic exclusion and building community driven solutions to deep problems. As a former teacher and assistant principal in New Orleans, LA, Hope has roots in organizing young people, educators, and the faith community.

Hope’s work is built on her upbringing in New Haven, CT. Hope earned her MPA from Princeton's School of International and Public Affairs in 2018 and a BA from Tufts University, where she helped found the Africana Studies program.