Hope is native to the area. She grew up in Conway, South Carolina, and studied at Coastal Carolina University. In 1997, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. From an early age, Hope had a desire to help others through the medical field, so she continued her studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. She graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Since then, she has worked as a Registered Nurse. Her years of practice include emergency nursing, perioperative nursing and administration.
Hope resides in the area with her husband and three children.