Our Team

Student Leadership

Elizabeth Radcliffe / State Board Chair

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Elizabeth is a junior 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.

Vicente Mather // Zero Hunger Zero Waste Campaign coordinator

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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.

Liv Meyers // Plastics Campus Relations Coordinator

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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.

Russo // Southern Oregon University Chapter Chair

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Russo is running the Wildlife over Waste campaign in fall of 2019. During her first term as an organizer she assisted in getting over 1,600 petition signatures from students to ban bee-killing pesticides across the state of Oregon. You can recognize her by her short height, curly hair, and interesting personality. She is a sophomore studying archaeology and all she dreams about is digging up a bone.

Abby Keep // Wildlife Over Waste Coordinator

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Abby is a senior at the University of Oregon studying International Studies and History, with a minor in Arabic. She serves as the chapter’s secretary as well as a representative on the State Board. She’s passionate about the environment and banning single use plastics. In her free time, Abby enjoys hiking and horseback riding.

Our Staff

Lucas Gutterman // Organizing Director

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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

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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

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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.

Darce O’Brien  //  Campus Organizer

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Darce O’Brien is a campus organizer at Southern Oregon University and the former board chair of OSPIRG Students. He has been working with OSPIRG since the fall of 2017 and has led campaigns to stop the Pacific Connector Pipeline and save the bees from toxic pesticides. He chose the Sesame Street song “Love the Ocean” as the theme song for OSPIRG’s Wildlife over Waste campaign.

Charlie Fisher // State Director

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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

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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 and got her start as an intern with CALPIRG Students. Dan lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she is an avid cyclist and climber.