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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.