meet the team

AnnaLise Hoopes

Founder, Executive Director

AnnaLise is an educator, artist, and entrepreneur. She holds a bachelor's in philosophy and art from the University of Notre Dame, a master's in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a California teaching credential. She has been a classroom teacher, environmental educator, nonprofit director, and sustainable food startup founder.


In 2017 AnnaLise launched The Changemaker Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which has now empowered 1000 youth in 25 countries. AnnaLise is passionate about many social and environmental justice issues, and focuses on education for social change as a way to multiply her impact. Her vision is to cultivate changemakers all over the world who are empowered to find their voice, take action on the issues they care about, and create a more equitable and compassionate world. 

Outside of TCP, AnnaLise serves on the board of YES Nature to Neighborhoods, a nonprofit focused on bringing inner-city Richmond youth into nature for transformative leadership experiences. She also leads a mindfulness meditation group for young adults in Berkeley, and is currently writing a book about her journey to self-compassion. In her free time, AnnaLise enjoys sailing, sewing, art, traveling, and getting into the outdoors as much as possible.

Jumal is Managing Director at Learning Design Labs, a boutique education advisory firm that works within the Technology, Non-profit, and Academic sectors. As an Alumni Board member for Pomona College, he serves as Chair of the Current Matters Committee, which counsels the college on present day campus challenges on behalf of the alumni community at large. Jumal is most passionate about providing access to essential needs for everyone, especially relating to emotional connection and wellbeing.

Jumal Qazi

Board Treasurer

Daniela Nuñez is a social media program manager at Consumer Reports and a community advocate based in Austin, TX. At work, she creates social media campaigns on issues including data privacy, product safety, and financial services. As a neighborhood association president, she organized her neighbors for a new park in her neighborhood and has helped win major grants to fund the park construction. She also co-leads the green school park efforts to help children and families connect with nature. Daniela is most passionate about advocating for the health and safety of marginalized communities. 

Daniela Nuñez

Board Secretary

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