Danielle Lynch specializes in natural resources, conservation, and equity/social justice funding and policy, including developing strategies for clients to achieve their funding and policy goals. Specifically, Danielle helps clients access state funding through relationship building, program design, project positioning with public officials, and providing advice to make projects more competitive.
In 2016, Danielle worked with stakeholders to write and insert language into Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, that would provide funding for projects that restore environments damaged by cannabis cultivation. During the years 2016 through 2018, Danielle worked closely with legislators and stakeholders to draft, support, and pass the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68). Danielle also worked with state agencies to design and implement state funding programs, including the Active Transportation Program and many programs currently being developed after the passage of Proposition 68.
Danielle graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Legal Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz.