Our Leadership

Tonina Bellante

Assistant Organizing Director
(916) 212-0384
Tonina Bellante is the Assistant Organizing Director for CALPIRG Students.

Jenn Engstrom

Organizing Director
213-251-3680 ext. 322
Jenn Engstrom is the Organizing Director. In that role she oversees CALPIRG's Assistant Organizing Director and campus organizers based in Southern California, who are responsible for recruiting, training and developing student leaders to run successful campaigns.

Ed Mierzwinski

National Consumer Program Director
202-461-3821
Standing up to special interests on behalf of consumers, based in Washington, DC.

Kaitlin Steen

Higher Education Fellow
Katie graduated with her Master of Public Affairs with an emphasis in Public Policy from the University of Missouri in 2016.

Christine Lindstrom

Higher Education Program Director
617-747-4330
Christine Lindstrom is the Higher Education Program Director for U.S. PIRG & the Student PIRGs.

Emily Rusch

Executive Director
510-844-6803
Executive Director Emily Rusch has worked with U.S.PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs, since 2001.