Executive Director

Dylan Corbett is the founding director of HOPE. Dylan formerly worked as a staffer to the bishops of the United States at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development as well as with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the national anti-poverty and social justice program of the USCCB. He has worked in the international development and nonprofit sectors in Washington, DC, Central America and South Asia, and has studied at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome,




Deputy Director

Marisa Y. Limón brings a wide array of skills and experience to her work at HOPE. She most previously focused on integrated marketing campaigns, strategy, and Latino engagement at TKO Advertising in Austin and Albuquerque. Marisa also served as the assistant director of community engagement and multicultural outreach with the Austin Independent School District and held a variety of positions with the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium. Marisa began her career as a classroom teacher in Catholic schools through the Alliance for Catholic Education. She holds a master’s in education and bachelor’s in English and Spanish literature from the University of Notre Dame along with a certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.



Communications Manager

Diego Adame is native to the border region and graduated as a graphic designer at New Mexico State University, where he was the art director for the NM State University Basketball team. Prior to working at HOPE, he worked at a marketing agency creating and designing various marketing campaigns for clients. All throughout, Diego has worked both professionally and on a volunteer basis in church communities in Juarez and El Paso. 



Policy Specialist

Hannah Hollandbyrd is the policy specialist at Hope Border Institute. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she received a bachelor's degree in Human Rights. Previously, she worked for the Fund for Global Human Rights and as a staffer for a US Senate campaign. Hannah is a lifelong El Pasoan and passionate about border rights and policy.



Humanitarian Support Coordinator

Omar Ríos is native to the border región. He is an Architect graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Omar has earned international distinction for his research on socio-environmental and on emerging and high-impact housing. In June 2014, he founded the CHOPEkE CALLI A.C., a group of Catholic Youth Engaged in solidarity with those on the margins in Ciudad Juárez who build sustainable housing with and for the homeless. Currently, Omar has dedicated himself to the needs of migrants and refugees. Previously, Omar worked as a migrant shelter coordinator with the United Nations International Organization on Migration (IOM) in Ciudad Juárez.



Director of Formation and Engagement

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross, Abi served as a community liaison for international development with the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, El Salvador. Upon returning to the United States, Abi earned a Master's in Theology and Ministry and a master's of Social Work degree from Boston College. Abi has experience providing direct services to migrants and refugees through her previous work with the International Rescue Committee.



Policy intern 

Patrick Giuliani is a third year student at Notre Dame Law School. He graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Philosophy, and International Studies. During his time in undergrad he volunteered with St. Francis Community Services in St. Louis, MO helping provide legal and social services to local immigrant families. Throughout law school, he has continued to be an advocate for immigrant rights by representing detained migrants in bond hearings at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project and representing clients through their asylum proceedings with the National Immigration Justice Center.