Drea joined the Hope House staff in July 2023. Prior to her role as the operations assistant, she worked as a lead after-school program teacher. She is currently in school at the University of Colorado Denver to get her bachelor’s in human development and family relations! As a daughter of a single mom, she has a passion for empowering young women to pursue higher education and break generational poverty. She is also passionate about making education accessible for girls in third-world countries. Drea is originally from El Paso, Texas, but has lived in Colorado most of her life. Drea loves to be out in the sunshine hiking, exploring new restaurants, watching baseball or even just walking her lab mix, Bruno.