Fighting for affordable & accessible higher education for all Oregonians since 1975.

Not only has OSA won incredible statewide victories for students throughout the years, it’s been the organization where countless leaders in Oregon cut their teeth. The grassroots field campaigns OSA ran on the ground, the lobbying experience it gave students, the trainings and leadership development opportunities, as well as the on campus support around local campaigns and programming all mean OSA has a wide-reaching network of alumni who are doing important work in the realm of Oregon public policy, business, community based organizing, and advocacy.

OSA Alumni Include:

  • Representative David Gomberg (OSU), State Representative House District 10
  • Former State Representative Julie Parrish (SOU)
  • Former Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson (UO), State Representative House District 36
  • Representative Diego Hernandez (UO), State Representative House District 47
  • Representative Rob Nosse (Former OSA Executive Director), State Representative House District 42
  • Mary Moller (PSU), former ASPSU President and former OSA Board Chair
  • Eric Noll (PSU), Former ASPSU President
  • Kevin Sullivan (UO), Executive Director of the Oregon Labor Candidate School
  • Emily McLain (UO), Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon 
  • Kelli Horvath (SOU), Field Director for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley 
  • Ricardo Luján-Valerio (SOU), Policy Associate, ACLU of Oregon 
  • Lamar Wise (UO), Political Coordinator, AFSCME Council 75
  • Mario Parker-Milligan (LCC), Constituency Organizing Coordinator, Democratic Party of Oregon
  • Getachew Kassa (UO), National Field Director, Democracy Initiative
  • Emma Kallaway (UO), Director of Government Relations, Portland Community College 
  • Ryan Mann (OSU), Legislative Director, Oregon State Treasury, Board Member, Oregon Student Association, 2007-2009, Student Body President, Oregon State University, 2008-2009
  • Brett Rowlett (UO), Director of Public Affairs, Lane Community College
  • Kalpana Krishnamurthy, National Field and Policy Director, Forward Together
  • Yasmin Ibarra (WOU), Political and Governmental Affairs Organizer, SEIU Local 49