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Nicole Lopez, Commissioner

Nicole moved to California from the east coast after earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College and began working in Long Beach Unified as a teacher. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and is currently an Assistant Principal at Long Beach Poly’s annex site. This is Nicole’s twenty-sixth year in LBUSD.

She has a son who graduated from Wilson High School and the University of Redlands. He now lives in Florida around the corner from her Dad. She and her husband have lived in the same home for nearly twenty years and they enjoy various remodeling projects in their near 100 year old home: they are the third owners of their home.

Nicole enjoys thrift and vintage stores and looks forward to the monthly antique swap meet at Vet’s Stadium. She travels each summer with family and friends with her favorite type of trip being a road trip enjoying the outdoors.

Nicole says that joining the Redistricting Commission was appealing because the notion that the average resident determines boundaries, keeping the politics out of it, was very appealing. Nicole loves architecture and always has been curious about neighborhoods and felt that this would be a way to become more familiar with Long Beach and share her leadership skills in helping to impartially redraw the lines of our community that best reflects the diversity of our city.