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.

 

 

 

 

Peer Advocates

David Pham was born and raised in Anaheim, California. He is currently a fourth-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 fourth 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. 

Sarah Clampitt is a peer advocate for the Office. She is a senior pursuing a degree in Biology and a minor in Business. She hopes to attend medical school after her studies at Oregon State, and eventually own her own practice. Outside of the office, she is the Co-President of the club Active Minds here on campus, an employee at Disability Access Services, and a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Sarah hopes to be a friendly face while helping to improve the lives of students on campus.


Mahal Miles is a peer advocate for the Office. She is a fourth-year Ford Family Foundation Scholar studying Managerial Economics, Public Health Management Policy, and the Medical Humanities. Mahal aspires to use economics to prove the extrinsic worth of intrinsically good things such as social justice and human rights. Her policy advocacy research at the office has primarily focused on academic misconduct. Outside of school, Mahal is a dog mom who enjoys haphazard knitting and angry poetry.

Support Staff

Andrew Harker is an intern in the office. He is a second-year student studying Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Spanish. Apart from working at the office, he serves on the executive board for Engineers without Borders at OSU, College Democrats of Oregon, and College Democrats of OSU. In his free time he enjoys running, backpacking, and cooking.

Ava Thomas is an intern at the Office. She is a second-year studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on the Advanced Biochemistry track, with a minor in Toxicology. She hopes to pursue graduate school after completing her degree in aims to research developing studies in toxicology, genomics, and biochemical interactions that can help the world, and its people.As a member of the LSAMP and STEM Leaders program at Oregon State, she is determined to increase the retention of underrepresented minority students in traditional science fields.Outside of work, you can find her reading multiple different books at a time, crafting genre-specific playlists on her Spotify and making matcha lattes.

Eero Kartano is an Advocacy intern. They are a junior studying anthropology. Off-campus, Eero does social work at the Children’s Farm Home. They hope to pursue a career in social welfare. They are passionate about LGBTQIA+ affairs, disability access and issues, and diversity. Eero aims to effectively assist students achieve their goals to the best of their abilities.

Gabriel Bendat is an intern in the Office. He is a second-year student majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy. He hopes to spend his career proving the value of natural resources, in one way or another. Between his first and second year of college, Gabriel took a quick two-year break to travel the world and work as a youth educator in the woods. This is Gabriel’s first year in the Office— and at OSU. He is excited to be a part of this community and eager to help support it in any way he can.

Amal Kadem is an Advocacy intern. Amal is a senior in the Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics program. She is passionate about international student advocacy and policy. Her main goal is to find new and practical ways of amplifying and integrating the unique perspectives of international students at Oregon State. Amal speaks Arabic and Farsi.

Shayla Rao is an Advocacy intern. She is a fourth-year student at Oregon State University studying Applied Computer Science with Bioinformatics. Shayla loves animals, nature, and spicy food! 

Roman Cohen is an Advocacy intern. Roman uses all pronouns. They are currently a fourth year undergraduate triple majoring in marketing, business administration, and ethnic studies, with a goal to go to Law school next! Last but not least, one fun quirk/thing about Roman is that they love a good comedy movie.