Our Team

Student Leadership

Sydney Porter //  Board Chair

Sydney is a Junior at the University of Washington, studying Environmental Studies. Sydney has also helped coordinate our campaign for 100% renewable energy at the University of Washington and recently developed a new campaign to address the high cost of prescription drugs.

Our Staff

Lucas Gutterman //  Organizing Director


Lucas is the Organizing Director for WASHPIRG and OSPIRG Students. He got his start as a MASSPIRG chapter student at UMass Amherst where he was the state board treasurer and chapter chair, and worked on campaigns to help thousands of students register to vote and to lower the cost of higher education.

Dan Xie  //  Political Director


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.