Hope Cousin was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center and her background is in communications, crisis management, and customer experience.  

 Hope negotiated and signed the first multi-media contract for the Children’s Museum of Richmond, developed the creative brief/strategic plan for FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security), led the efforts in helping the District of Columbia meet its federal mandate regarding paternity establishment through the DC Office of Attorney General, spent over six years, at the City of Richmond, improving operational and customer service procedures through MPACT (Mayor’s Participation, Action and Communications Team), and recently co-managed the District of Columbia’s Covid-19 Hotline while juggling her other responsibilities in District government. 

 She is a woman of faith, a firm believer in community and giving back, and an unapologetic fan of the Dallas Cowboys.