Our Staff And 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.

Dan Xie

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

Emily Rusch

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

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.

Jamie Kennerk

Board of Directors Executive Committee Chair, UCLA Chapter Chair

Andrew Garcia

Board of Directors Executive Committee Vice Chair, UCSC Chapter Chair

Sophie Haddad

Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Petra Favorite

Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Jennifer Manning

Board of Directors, State Treasurer