Programs & Policy Director
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
Ms. Belinda Barragan is part of the Executive Team and serves as the Director of Programs and Policy for Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). She is responsible for directing and managing HOPE’s two flagship programs the HOPE Leadership Institute (HLI), an intensive training program that brings together Latina professionals from across the state representing rural and urban areas in various professional sectors; and the HOPE Youth Leadership Program (HYLP), a statewide development program designed to prepare low-income, high school-age Latinas for a self-sufficient future that will allow for economic and political parity through a college education. She sets HOPE’s policy agenda by monitoring and analyzing legislation that impacts HOPE’s main areas of focus - Education, Health and Economic Development. She is an accomplished public affairs and political management professional, with over twenty years of experience working with government entities, Community Based Organizations, corporations and grassroots organizations. Prior to joining HOPE, Ms. Barragan was the Regional Director for the Latino Issues Forum, Los Angeles Office. Ms. Barragan has an extensive background in political campaigns as well. Her electoral accolades include the successful election of many Assemblymembers, Senators and Local representatives. Committed to advancing Latinos in the political arena, Ms. Barragan worked as a Legislative Analyst and District Director for then Assemblymember Tony Cardenas, 39th Assembly District. Ms. Barragan received her undergraduate degree in Business Finance from the University of San Francisco.