Darcy O’Brien // State Board Chair
Darcy O’Brien is the State Board Chair of OSPIRG and a senior at Southern Oregon University. They have been working with OSPIRG since the fall of 2017 and have led campaigns to stop the Pacific Connector Pipeline and to save the bees. They’ve chosen the Sesame Street song “Love the Ocean” as the theme song for the Wildlife over Waste campaign, which they are running in the winter of 2019.
Alyssa Gilbert // Save the Bees Coordinator
Alyssa is the Save the Bees Coordinator and Media Intern at the
University of Oregon. She is a Senior studying Advertising. This term,
she helped get over 1,600 petition signatures from students to ban
bee-killing pesticides across the state of Oregon. You will find her in
the mosh pit of a heavy metal show or bombing the slopes of Mt. Batchelor on her snowboard.
Vicente Mather // Zero Hunger Zero Waste Campaign coordinator
Vicente started an internship with OSPIRG this fall. He is passionate for helping his community, and wants to work hard with the zero hunger, zero waste campaign. Aside from OSPIRG, Vicente enjoys photography, and going for long runs.
Elizabeth is a sophomore at the University of Oregon majoring in Planning, Public Policy, & Management and minoring in Nonprofit Administration. When she’s not studying or working in the OSPIRG office, Elizabeth spends time baking and hiking.
Liv Meyers // Plastics Campus Relations Coordinator
Liv is a Political science major at the University of Oregon and is the campus relations coordinator for the Plastics campaign. When she’s not working on OSPIRG things, you can find Liv at any other venue accidentally making campus relation contacts.
Lucas Gutterman // Organizing Director
Lucas is the Organizing Director for OSPIRG Students. He got his start as a MASSPIRG chapter student at UMass Amherst where he was the state board treasurer and chapter chair, and worked on campaigns to help thousands of students register to vote and to lower the cost of higher education.
Jennifer Hibberts // Campus Organizer
Jennifer is the campus organizer at University of Oregon, she graduated from the University of Clemson in 2018 with a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering. She’s a 2018 Pan-American Debate Championship Semi-Finalist and competed for seven years. Jennifer grew up on Kwajalein surfing and saving sea turtles.
Marcella Buser // Campus Organizer
Marcella is the campus organizer at Lane Community College. She got her start with OSPIRG as a student at the University of Oregon where she studied political science.
Charlie Fisher // State Director
Charlie directs OSPIRG’s campaigns to rein in the cost of health care, get big money out of politics and stand up for consumers. In a previous advocacy role with Environment Oregon, Charlie was part of successful efforts to increase Oregon’s clean energy commitments and get the state off coal. Charlie’s work has earned coverage in the Oregonian and other local and regional news outlets around Oregon. Charlie lives in Portland, Ore., where he enjoys bike rides along the Springwater Corridor and the city’s local music and food scenes.
Dan Xie // Political Director
Dan directs the national political strategy and grant fundraising for the Student PIRGs. Dan has managed successful campaigns from coast to coast to cap global warming pollution, fight the high cost of higher education, and make voting more accessible for students. She has recruited and trained hundreds of students and staff on public interest campaigns. Dan lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she is an avid cyclist and climber.