CALPIRG Staff

Dan Xie
Student PIRGs
Political Director

Dan Xie is the Political Director for the Student PIRGs. Before coming in to her current role, Dan (pronounced Dawn) was the NJPIRG Students Organizing Director and the Assistant Organizing Director for CALPIRG Students. She worked with students and organizers to stop student loan interest rates from doubling, to teach 30,000 kids about energy efficiency, and to pass more than 50 plastic bag bans in cities and counties across the state of California. She also oversaw eight campuses in Southern California to successfully defeat Proposition 23, the dirty oil proposition. Dan graduated from the University of California-Davis in 2008 with degrees in Political Science and Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning.