Our Team

ConnectHope is led by Alejandra Underwood, Co-Founder and Principal at Hope with Love. As of 2022, she has over 10 years of real estate development experience within Arlington, Virginia and Portsmouth, Virginia. She also has worked part-time for other non-profit community organizations from Arlington Free Clinic to the Columbia Pike Partnership where she also currently serves. 

She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Arlington Neighborhood College with a thesis on affordable housing that is of personal significance. She is advised by a racially diverse advisory board that rotates annually. For more information on ConnectHope or the board, email her at aunderwood@hopewithlove.org