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About Me //

Candice Hope is a Communication Strategist and public servant working in the federal government and voluntarily with non-profit organizations. By day Candice serves as theSenior Communications Advisor in the Secretary of State's Office of Global Women's Issues.  In that capacity Candice advances foreign policy that supports women and girls around the world!  


​She enjoys coordinating speaking engagements, media interviews, and developing communication strategies. In the past 5 years she’s successfully organized and spearheaded speaking engagements with universities and think tanks from Washington, D.C., Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ to Chicago, IL. Her mantra as a Public Affairs Specialist is “Let’s strategically connect people to policy.” She leads the effort for the Department’s annual Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Foreign Policy Conference.  As a product of an HBCU herself this has been the pinnacle of her career at the Department of State. 

​Her passion for communication overlaps with her volunteer commitments.  She serves as Vice President and Public Relations Chair of the Winston-Salem State University DC-Metro Alumni Chapter. She previously served as the Director of Communications for BeGreatDC, a community-based organization that highlights, supports, and curates philanthropic and service-oriented events catered to assist various nonprofits in Washington, D.C.  She served as the Public Relations Digital Media Chairperson of the Thursday Network, the young professional auxiliary to the Greater Washington Urban League from 2018-2019.  She is also member of Blacks In Government, Carl T. Rowan Chapter and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Education //

DEC 2017

Trinity Washington University

Washington, DC

Master of Arts

Strategic Communication and Public Relations

MAY 2015

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

Bachelor of Arts

Mass Communications, Concentration in Electronic Media

Portfolio //


Granting Forgiveness

LRA Defectors Welcomed Back Into the Community

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