Gabrielle Meindl, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director for legislation at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Meindl has been principal consultant for the California State Assembly Budget Committee since 2011. She was a policy analyst at Environmental Solutions Group LLC from 2009 to 2011, a public affairs contractor at Smith Moore and Associates Inc. from 2007 to 2009 and a legislative consultant in the Office of California State Senator Liz Figueroa from 1996 to 1998 and in the Office of California State Assemblymember Liz Figueroa in 1995. Meindl was a consultant for the California State Assembly Committee on Health from 1994 to 1995. She was a policy analyst at the Mountain Lion Foundation from 1993 to 1994, a legislative representative for Sierra Club California in 1993 and a legislative assistant in the Office of California State Assemblymember Lloyd Connelly from 1991 to 1992. Meindl was a regulatory specialist at Jellinek, Schwartz, Connolly and Freshman Inc. from 1990 to 1991 and a legislative aide in the Office of U.S. Congressman Mel Levine from 1989 to 1990.