Student PIRGs Staff

Michael Basmajian
Student PIRGs
National Administrator

Michael Basmajian is the National Administrator with the Student PIRGs, based in Boston. Michael oversees the organization’s tracking systems, helps plan and run national trainings, oversees budgets and legal responsibilities, and works on the group's website and social media, among other projects. He got his start on staff as a MASSPIRG campus organizer in Fall 2014 and has organized students at number of schools in Western Massachusetts. Over the past two summers, Michael has helped direct canvass offices in Cambridge, MA and in New Brunswick, NJ, where he helped break the office's fundraising record and restore Clean Water Act protections to rivers and streams nationwide. Michael graduated from UMass Amherst with degrees in Political Science and Communication.