Hope McCoy

Hope McCoy

Research & Strategy Consultant
Hope McCoy
Hope McCoy is a PhD Candidate at UCLA, where she has also served as an elected student leader, graduate student researcher, and teaching assistant. Her long-term research interest focuses on how countries work together across borders on issues in education. Hope examines the social, political, and economic impact of cross-national partnerships in the adoption of policy initiatives.

Hope is a 2015-2016 Fulbright scholar and an Associated Researcher with TANDEM, an international research laboratory at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. She is is also a recipient of the 2017-2018 Global Inequality Research Fellowship with the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA.

Prior to graduate school, she worked full-time as an administrator at the Kellogg School of Management, while completing her bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Hope began her studies at UCLA in 2012, where she was hired as Director of Communications of the Graduate Student Association, managing the social media presence and website of the organization. She was later elected Vice President, leading an organization of over 14,000 members, while completing her Master’s degree.

Hope has lived and worked in Russia, as a research scientist, Business English instructor, and professional musician. In 2017, she served as the English-language copyeditor for a book on post-soviet sociology. Her experiences in writing, communication strategy, and cross-lingual editing have been especially helpful in teaching ESL students. Hope worked as a Teaching Assistant across the social sciences. She has experience managing classrooms, engaging cross-culturally, and communicating with a variety of social groups.