Inspired by her work as a middle school math teacher and her own experience navigating the mental health care system as a young Black woman, Christina Guilbeau founded the adolescent mental health nonprofit Hopebound after earning her MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2019. She received a Social Innovation Fellowship from Stanford to launch the organization.
Hopebound provides high-touch, low-cost ongoing mental health services to underserved adolescents by virtually connecting them with supervised mental health clinician interns who are earning clinical hours. Hopebound currently operates in Georgia (where Christina has put down roots) and New Jersey (Christina's home state), with plans to expand across the country.
Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development, Cornell University