Our Leadership

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.

Kat Lockwood

Assistant Organizing Director
Kat is the Assistant Organizing Director for CALPIRG Students.

Emily Rusch

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

Dan Xie

Political Director
Dan Xie is the Political Director for the Student PIRGs, based in St. Petersburg, FL.

Christine Lindstrom

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

Kaitlyn Vitez

Higher Education Advocate
Kaitlyn Vitez is the higher education advocate working on behalf of US PIRG and the Student PIRGs in Washington DC.

Ed Mierzwinski

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