Our Leadership

Laura Deehan

Organizing Director
Laura Deehan is the Organizing Director for CALPIRG Student Chapters.

Donna Farvard

CALPIRG Board Chair, UC Davis Chapter Chair
Donna is a senior at UC Davis studying NPB (Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior).

Sujatha Jahagirdar

Political Director
Sujatha Jahagirdar is the Political Director and an expert on young voter participation.

Theodore Porges-Kyriakou

UC Riverside Chapter Chair
Theodore is a sophomore at UC Riverside studying biochemistry.

Emily Rusch

Executive Director
Executive Director Emily Rusch has worked with U.S.PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs, since 2001.

Ethan Senack

Higher Education Advocate
Ethan Senack is the Student PIRGs Higher Education Advocate in Washington D.C. He works to bring student voices to the Capitol on behalf of college affordability programs.

Spencer Pritchard

State Board Executive Committee Treasurer, UC Berkeley Chapter Board Member
Spencer is a first year at UC Berkeley who hails from Santa Barbara, California. He's been quoted in the Huffington Post, lobbied in Sacramento, and helped to pass a plastic bag ban in Alameda County.

Ed Mierzwinski

National Consumer Program Director
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Ed Mierzwinski is the national Consumer Program Director.