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Ms. Engstrom joined CALPIRG in August 2014. Prior to this position Ms. Engstrom was the Organizing Director for OSPIRG, the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group where she helped run a massive campaign to label genetically modified foods, protect Crater Lake from clear cuts, and lower healthcare costs. Prior to her role with OSPIRG she was the Program Director for CoPIRG’s Energy Service Corps, helping launch the program in Colorado in 2010 and designing the content and developing the organizing model. Under her direction, Energy Service Corps recruited, trained and empowered 150 AmeriCorps members and volunteers to tackle energy inefficiency in their communities in the first year and educated 6,300 K-12 kids on energy conservation.
Ms. Engstrom began her career with the Student PIRG’s as an intern with CALPIRG in 2007. She served as the chapter chair for the CALPIRG Student’s UC Berkeley Chapter, where she coordinated a campaigns to make textbooks more affordable and pass Prop 1A in California, creating the funds to build the nation’s first high speed rail network. She spent her summers coordinating grassroots campaigns in Berkeley and Sacramento working for groups like CALPIRG, Environment California and the Human Rights Campaign. She graduated from UC Berkeley in May of 2010.
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