Our Team

Student Leadership:

Maggie Lu // State Board Chair

Maggie is a sophomore studying Political Science and Psychology. After getting heavily involved with NJPIRG’s funding referendum during her first semester at Rutgers-New Brunswick, she ran for the chair of her New Brunswick chapter, as well as chair of the statewide NJPIRG board. As state and chapter chair, she works on building the chapter and mission of student activism at Rutgers. She is currently coordinating the Save the Bees campaign, while also managing relations with student government to advance support for the Hunger and Homelessness and Textbook Affordability campaigns.

Our Staff:

Dan Xie //  Political Director

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Dan began her career in college as a student leader with CALPIRG, where she helped to bring high-speed rail to California. In her current role she directs the national political strategy for the Student PIRGs. She advises staff and students on strategic campaign plans and amplifies our work with coalition partners and at conferences. Dan has managed successful campaigns to cap global warming pollution, fight the high cost of higher education, and make voting more accessible for students. Dan lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she is an avid cyclist and climber.

Amanda Latowsky //  Campus Organizer

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Amanda is a campus organizer with NJPIRG Students at Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers-Newark. She works to recruit, provide skills training and work alongside passionate student activists as they develop and run campaigns on some of the biggest issues our society is facing. Amanda lives in North New Jersey where she enjoys hiking, baking and watching reality TV.

Belle Sherwood //  Campus Organizer

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Belle works with communities and campuses to help organize social and environmental change. Belle is originally from Rochester, New York. She enjoys discussing the latest movies and going for long walks.

Learn more about our national Student PIRGs staff