Neil Pople is the Administrative/Policy Assistant for the California EDGE Coalition. With over 24 years of experience in advocacy and strategy, Neil has spent his career helping to shape policy with a community centered approach. Serving as a political staffer for numerous local, state, federal and presidential campaigns, Neil has worked to support ideals of fairness, equity and equality. He is dedicated to advancing state policy that provides all Californians with access to a better quality of life through education and training. He also has lived experience related to EDGE’s priorities and mission as a returning college student.