Meet the Board
Founder and Executive Director
Clara graduated from University of Missouri in 2016. She now works at the hippest PR agency in Minneapolis, Carmichael Lynch Relate. Outside of work, Clara started MN hopekits to give back to her community and to engage young adults who don’t have very much to give yet, but still want to make a difference. She found out that time and $5 is do-able even for her Millennial counterparts, and as a bonus she has found support from all ages
Patrick is a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington studying Speech & Hearing Sciences with a research interest in literacy, dyslexia, and the neuroscience of reading. Patrick joined the MN hopekits team truly believing in the power of simple, compassionate acts to make profound and lasting change.
Secretary and Board Member
Andrew is a website designer and PhD Scientist living in Denver, Colorado. Andrew joined the hopekits team because he was struck by Clara's passion and knew he had to do whatever he could to help her accomplish her goals.
Treasurer and Board Member
Molly graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a triple major in Finance, Accounting and Management Information Systems and a minor in French. She is now a Consulting Analyst with Accenture. Molly joined the MN hopekits team excited to learn about nonprofit management. She hopes to use positivity, creativity and teamwork to make a difference in her community.