Donna U. Hope is the founder and President of UHope-Consulting, LLC, a New York-based consulting company specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion in environmental fields. Past clientele includes The Trust for Public Land, The JPB Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).
Hope is also managing partner of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Green Fund, the diversity chair of Climate Reality Project’s New York City chapter, and was a founding cochair of the Environmental Professionals of Color (EPOC) New York City chapter. She is an EcoDistricts AP and a senior fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP).
In 2018 Hope was awarded “Top Woman in Conservation and Environmental Justice” by EcoDiversity Magazine, alongside trailblazers such as National Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin. She has a B.S. degree from Spelman College, and a B.S. and M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in civil engineering and environmental engineering, respectively.