Hope first appeared in season two, initially just as a student. Traci saves her from vompires in one episode. Hope comes to greatly admire Traci, and joins the gang, but Traci initially finds her annoying. However, Hope soon proves herself a worthy addition to the group.
In episode 3:5 The Calling, Hope was called as a new Hunter, of the Beta line. According to Gereint, this was the first time in the Guardians' chronicles that a Hunter was called in a city where another Hunter already lived.