Motria joined Hope House in 2017 as Grant Development Officer. In less than four years, she has secured more than $1M in grant funding from corporate, community, family and civic foundations. Before Hope House, she worked in public relations and corporate communications in government, nonprofit and corporate settings, including Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and Regis Corporation (the world’s largest hair salon company). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.