Our Staff And Leadership

Samantha Gibb

Organizing Director
Sam has been the Organizing Director with MASSPIRG since 2010 and in that capacity she manages 8-10 entry-level organizing staff each year to run student campaigns in the state of MA.

Shawna Upton

Assistant Organizing Director
Shawna Upton is the Assistant Organizing Director for MASSPIRG Students, based in Amherst

Dan Xie

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

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.

Matthew Wellington

U.S. PIRG Antibiotics Program Coordinator
Matthew is the Antibiotics Program Coordinator for U.S. PIRG based out of Boston.