CALPIRG Staff

Tonina Bellante
CALPIRG
Assistant Organizing Director
(916) 212-0384

Before moving to California, Tonina was the Organizing Director for WashPIRG Students overseeing Campus Organizers working to recruit, train, and develop student leaders to run successful campaigns. Tonina got her start as a chapter student in 2008 at UC Santa Cruz working to register voters with the New Voters Project. She came onto staff in 2012 as a Campus Organizer at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and ran a winning campaign to ban the plastic bag in Thurston County. She has worked on campaigns to make textbooks more affordable for students and to invest in more and better public transit for King County residents.