Deputy Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and Tribal Affairs | California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Nicole Cropper is the Deputy Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). She leads the efforts to embed equitable principles in all CDFW activities. Previously, Cropper served as the Special Assistant at the California Public Utilities Commission where she led the implementation of the Environmental and Social Justice Action Plan and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion working group activities. In this role, she coordinated a variety of policy initiatives that impacted California’s most vulnerable populations and communities. Previously, she served as the Assistant to Commissioner Rechtschaffen where she supported his efforts on equity, transportation electrification, affordability, environmental and social justice. Her experience also includes addressing environmental, health and food access inequities in marginalized communities.