Andy
MacDonald

National Organizing Director, Student PIRGs

Started on staff: 1984
B.A., Cornell University
The Student PIRGs organize students to help them create a greener, healthier, more meaningful future. Andy manages the staff who work on 38 campuses in nine states, as well as training, staff development, volunteer programs, campaign strategy and canvassing for the Student PIRGs. Andy has maintained a funding base for the student chapters, built a pipeline for students and staff to become lifelong activists, and been a part of a variety of social change campaigns. He has held numerous positions within the network, including regional director and assistant national summer canvass director for Fund for the Public Interest. Andy lives in Amherst, Mass., with his family, and enjoys all outdoor sports, especially running.