DANIEL DIETZ, ADVOCATE
Daniel came to Oregon State University from the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in 2016. Daniel has also served as a Spanish interpreter and case manager at the Multnomah County HIV Clinic as well as a Peace Corps volunteer in Perú. Daniel studied at the CUNY School of Law as a W. Hayward Burns graduate fellow and at Middlebury College. He is a proud graduate of South Salem High School.
MOLLY CHAMBERS, ASSOCIATE ADVOCATE
For over 20 years, Molly has worked and advocated for adults experiencing housing instability, children with special needs in the school system, and children in the foster care system. She enrolled at Oregon State as a non-traditional student and graduated in 2007 with a BS in Human Development and Family Services with a Human Services option. Her years of experience helping folx through rough situations and her experience as a student at OSU has informed her practice of listening and supporting each student she meets. Molly has been with the Office of Advocacy for almost three years, and appreciates the opportunity to meet and learn from each person she encounters.
PATRICIA LACY, ADVOCATE EMERITUS
Patricia had the opportunity of being the first Advocate in the ASOSU Office of Advocacy. From the formation of the Office in 2000 until her retirement in 2016, Patricia worked with students to promote effective conflict resolution skills. She continues to take joy in witnessing the growth of the office, not only in the number of OSU students seeking advocacy services, but also in the quality of the Office's staff and interns working to benefit those students.
David Pham was born and raised in Anaheim, California. He is currently a third-year student studying Business Information Systems. He served in the United States Marine Corps for five years before attending Oregon State University. He hopes to continue his public service after he finishes his degree. A fun fact about David is that he is technically considered a professional gamer since he has won small video game tournaments throughout his lifetime.
Chris Buckley is currently in his third year studying Mathematics at OSU and hopes to someday to be able to use math to solve real-world problems. He was born and raised in Ashland, Oregon, and this is his second year working at the Office of Advocacy. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, backpacking, and surfing. Fun fact: Chris can play four instruments!
Hamza Molvi is the Director of Marketing. He has been a senior for the past three years – which, coincidentally, is the amount of time that Hamza has also been a part of the Office of Advocacy. In his role, Hamza has increased the presence of its services across campus through an overhaul of the Office's brand, as well as leading various print and digital campaigns, including collaboration on International Advocacy and the recent Academic Integrity Symposium, as well as developing promotional material to encourage participation in the Join Up! program. In addition to his design role at the Office, Hamza is also the senior designer and digital strategist at the Honors College. Passionate about design, Hamza hopes to use his Marketing and Business Information Systems majors to make a meaningful difference.
Joe Wolf is a new intern in the Office and a first-year M.A. student in Applied Ethics. He earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Applied Journalism from OSU in 2020. As an undergraduate student Joe covered politics, crime and community events in a variety of formats. He held several reporting and editing roles for OSU's award-winning student newspaper The Daily Barometer and Orange Media Network, the umbrella organization for the university's student media program. During his time as a campus journalist, Joe developed a passion for student rights, which he is excited to fight for on the Office of Advocacy team. When he's not working, you'll find Joe hiking, listening to longform podcasts or struggling tirelessly to convince his roommate to watch a movie with subtitles.