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.
Erika Meusch majored in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. She grew up in Tigard, Oregon, and was a part of the Attention and Performance Lab on campus. She enjoyed spending her time with her sorority, Sigma Alpha, and her sorority sisters. In her free time, Erika enjoys have movie marathons with friends and getting outside to explore the different parts of this beautiful state.
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.
Elaine Shuai is the Director of International Peer Advocacy as well as a co-lead for marketing efforts. A senior majoring in Marketing, Elaine grew up in Shanghai, China. This is her third year working at the Office and she is excited to help more students. She is also the Director of the International Advocacy program, which was designed to help international students. Besides that, she also works on social media promotion and other marketing projects in the office. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and creating videos. After graduation, she wants to work as a digital marketing specialist in a global company.
Vivian Le is the Art Director – in this role, she supports design and marketing efforts, as well as thinking about the larger picture. A senior studying Accounting and Business Information Systems, she is currently working on her thesis, which focuses on exploring the role that album art plays in a world of digital and audio streaming. She enjoys writing music and singing. She also works out a lot and gets a kick out of trying new sports. Fun fact: Vivian can play four instruments and once won a rock climbing competition (with her bare hands!).
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!
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.
Safia Oulmane is one of the four new interns at the Office. She is an international student from a beautiful city called Créteil, a suburb of Paris, France. People often get confused with "all her countries" when she explains that she was born and raised in France by an Algerian father and a Moroccan mother. To make it simple, she likes to describe herself as a citizen of the world with a French accent. She transferred to Oregon State from Portland Community College to pursue a BA in a major she is passionate about: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. At OSU, Safia is also involved with two of the office of International Services' flagship programs: International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) and International Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP), as the Program Assistant, through which she gets to be a cultural ambassador and support the international student community at OSU. Besides English and French, Safia is fluent in Moroccan Arabic and Emoji. That's right, there is no way she can write any type of correspondence without spreading love and happiness through a smiling face emoji. :)
Karina Mondragón is a new intern in the Office. She is a senior studying political science with a minor in Business and Entrepreneurship. Originally born and raised in San Diego, California, she enjoys bullet journaling, working out, and obsessively keeping up with all things Disney and the Mexico National Soccer Team. Upon graduation in June, she has plans to attend law school in either Oregon or California in order to pursue her dream of working as a lawyer in the business world (preferably for the Walt Disney Company.) Through her role in the Office of Advocacy, she hopes to continue to develop traits and experiences that will greatly assist her in being an awesome lawyer later on in life and also help students just like herself. When she is not working or in class, you can find her serving in her current sorority leadership role as the Chapter Secretary of Chi Omega or working as a teacher's assistant for Business Law courses through the College of Business.
Sarah Clampitt is a new intern in the Office. She is a junior 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, a new employee at Disability Access Services, and a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Starting her first year here in the Office, Sarah hopes to be a friendly face while helping to improve the lives of students on campus.
Sang Huynh is one of four new interns in the Office. She was 14 when she left Vietnam to come here and became the youngest one in the family to go to school in America. She is now a third-year student majoring in BioHealth Sciences with an option in Pre-Med and is striving to become a family practitioner in the future. This is her first time working on campus and having the opportunity to directly collaborate with the Beaver community. For her, being able to work and grow with these amazing colleagues while also contributing her knowledge to help with other students is one of the greatest memories that she will carry on throughout her whole life.
Mahal Miles is a new intern at the office. She is a third-year Ford Scholar studying Managerial Economics, minoring in Public Health Management & Policy, and pursuing a Medical Humanities Certificate. She hopes to use economics to measure the extrinsic, monetary worth of intrinsically good things, such as social justice (especially reproductive justice!). She is super stoked to be part of the Office of Advocacy team, and is eager to learn the intricacy of what it means to advocate. Outside of school and work, Mahal is a peace activist, dog mom, angry poet, and haphazard knitter.