Student PIRGs Staff

Ethan Senack
Higher Education Advocate
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Ethan Senack is the federal Higher Education Advocate for U.S. PIRG. He works in Washington, D.C., on behalf of students on college affordability and accessibility.

As a student, Mr. Senack organized on his college to run voter registration drives, advocate for increased state funding for higher education, and end the use of carcinogenic pesticides on campus. As a UConnPIRG chapter student, he oversaw the state board and ran campaign offices on behalf of ConnPIRG. After graduation and working on a 2012 Congressional race, he joined U.S. PIRG staff, fighting for textbook affordability at schools around the country, lobbying to help keep student loan debt manageable in Congress, and protecting student consumers.
Recently, he ran the New Voters Project campaign in North Carolina during the 2014 election, where his team successfully increased youth voter turnout in targeted precincts by as much as 60%.

Mr. Senack is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he studied Political Science and Sociology.

Follow Ethan's work on Twitter @HigherEdPIRG, and on the Huffington Post here.