Our Team

Student Leadership:

Oriana Holmes-Price // Board Chair


Oriana is a student at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey, where she’s majoring in Political Science with a Legal Studies minor. She started off with NJPIRG Students as a volunteer on the New Voters Project to ensure her peers would know when, where, and how to vote for the 2018 Midterms. From there, she’s grown into being the Higher Education Affordability Campaign Coordinator where she’s been able to see her campaign and the chapter flourish with an array of new student volunteers from every background who care about social and environmental issues just as much as she does.

Kayla Roskey //  Vice Chair


Kayla is the statewide Vice Chair and Chapter Chair at Rutgers-Newark where she runs our Break Free From Plastics campaign. She is currently a junior studying psychology.

Matt Sawyer //  Treasurer


Matt is a South Jersey native, and a sophomore at Rutgers-Camden studying political science with the aim of becoming a school teacher. He also serves as a Camden representative to our State Board of Directors!

Adrian Acakios //  Secretary


Adrian is a current junior at Rutgers-Newark studying journalism. She was elected in spring 2017 as a Newark Representative to the NJPIRG Student Board of Directors, and currently coordinates the Affordable Textbooks campaign at Newark.

Shivani Patel //  State Board Representative


Shivani is a sophomore at Rutgers Business School. She joined NJ PIRG as a volunteer on the 100% campaign and now holds both a state board leadership position and is the New Brunswick chapter’s Public Relations Chair.

Our Staff:

Matilda Thornton-Clark //  Organizing Director


Matilda is the Organizing Director for NJPIRG Students, based in New Brunswick. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2016 with a degree in Sociology. Matilda has been involved with NJPIRG for over four years, working on issues like protecting the Jersey Shore, saving antibiotics, and fighting hunger and homelessness. When she’s not training students to make social change, Matilda likes to spend time with her cat.

Sarah Eisenstark //  Campus Organizer


Sarah is our Campus Organizer working with our student leaders at New Brunswick!

Learn more about our national Student PIRGs staff