Lexi Lopez is the CA EDGE Coalition’s Program Director. Lexi has a passion for advocacy and spent four years working to eliminate educational inequities for K-12 students as the Director of Communications and Advocacy at EdVoice where she led the development and implementation of strategic statewide and local communications and advocacy to advance policies in California that improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students. Prior to that, Lexi spent a few years interning for several politicians and advocacy groups, and for a Central Valley Congressman working to advance policy through bipartisan communication strategies.
She is committed to removing barriers and joined the NationBuilder team to create a prototype of what would become RunForOffice.org to allow more constituents to have access to all the documents and dates needed to run for every office they qualify for from Congress to their local Water District Board.
In addition, she spent seven years volunteering with Guide Dogs for the Blind and as a board member for Mental Health America of California’s California Youth Empowerment Network, which included advocating, engaging in policy discussions, and participating in state level committees to ensure that the youth voice and youth needs were included in all policy decisions focused on behavioral health services for transitional age youth.
Lexi is originally from the Central Valley and she graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications.