who we are

College students are a powerful political force. So in 2007, ONE launched the ONE Campus Challenge to propel this group into action and mobilize college students in the fight against extreme poverty.

Through action-oriented challenges, students, faculty, and alumni join together to take meaningful advocacy actions that urge political leaders to support programs that are saving lives and creating sustainable futures in the developing world every day.

ONE Campus strives to combine the crucial elements of advocacy campaigns with the energy and activism unique to the college experience. Students join (or start!) their school’s ONE chapter. Through their ONE Chapter, students rally with their peers to participate in our creative advocacy challenges, and earn points for every advocacy action they complete, culminating each summer with a grand prize for the top point-earning schools.

meet the team

Meet the team responsible for planning and implementing the ONE Campus program. Got questions? Feel free to contact us here!

Matt Higginson

Director, College Organizing & Youth Engagement

Matt leads ONE's efforts to organize colleges students and young people across the nation. In this role, he ensures that ONE’s policy and campaign priorities are met by deploying the potently persuasive political power of young people. (He also likes alliterations). Matt joined ONE in March 2007 to manage the ONE Vote '08 project in Nevada. Prior to that, he worked for US Senator Harry Reid ins Washington DC, and on a variety of local and statewide campaigns and elections in NV. Matt graduated from Brigham Young University in 2004, with a degree in international relations that emphasized Middle Eastern and Chinese studies, including Arabic and Mandarin language studies. He loves music, baseball, and his motorcycle named Henrietta.

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Jen Fraser

Manager, College Organizing

Jen joined ONE in 2012 and serves as the Manager for College Organizing. In this role, she works to mobilize, organize, and support ONE’s national network of student activists. Jen graduated with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies from College of the Holy Cross in 2009, where she founded and led an Oxfam America club on campus and spent a year living in Spain. Prior to joining ONE, Jen worked as Regional Field Organizer at Bread for the World. She was a ONE intern in 2009 and has also worked at Oxfam America, Oxfam International, and Catholic Charities. Jen lives in Washington DC but originally hails from Salem, Massachusetts where she developed a strong love for all things Halloween. She has an obsession with coffee, travel, art history, and interior design; and can often be spotted stopping to pet strangers’ dogs.

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Gordon Wong

Manager, College Organizing

Gordon joined ONE in the summer of 2014 as a Manager for College Organizing. In this role, he works to recruit, train, and support ONE’s campus leaders around the country. Gordon graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2011 with a degree in Religious Studies and a concentration in Asian Studies. Prior to joining ONE, Gordon was most recently the Recruitment Associate at Catholic Volunteer Network. Additionally, he has worked with the campus program at Oxfam America, spent a year as a community organizer in Chicago, worked on political campaigns in Colorado and Massachusetts. Gordon hails from Boston, Massachusetts and though he doesn’t have a Boston accent he has been known to sleep talk in Mandarin and Cantonese. He enjoys cooking and baking treats, jamming on his guitar, and hopes to one day own and operate a bubble tea cart on the National Mall.

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Brandi Geurkink

Coordinator, College Organizing

Brandi is a long-time ONE member who joined the Campus Team as the Campus & Field Coordinator in the summer of 2014 after serving as the campus leader of her ONE chapter throughout college. In her role as ONE Campus Coordinator, Brandi compiles metrics, provides logistical support to manage campus operations, and manages the Regional College Organizer program. Brandi graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she studied Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in the Middle East and Africa. Brandi has previously worked as an editor for BORGEN Magazine and interned with ONE twice before joining the team. She practices yoga daily, uses the word “y’all” entirely too often, and has an unfulfilled desire to become a beer snob.

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one student advisory board, 2014-2015

At our core, ONE Campus is a program for students, by students. So as part of the OCC grand prize, we assemble our top student activists and leaders from campuses around the country to serve on our ONE Student Advisory Board and help shape our objectives, improve our tactics, and grow our reach..

  • Yasmeen Bankole
    Yasmeen Bankole
    Syracuse University
  • Sara Cooper
    Sara Cooper
    State University of New York at Oswego
  • Lauren Decker
    Lauren Decker
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Rob Dickinson
    Rob Dickinson
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Angie Earley
    Angie Earley
    Beloit College
  • Nick Evans
    Nick Evans
    University of Iowa
  • Brittney Frederick
    Brittney Frederick
    Carthage College
  • Ashley Horne
    Ashley Horne
    University of Iowa
  • Shaila Huk
    Shaila Huk
    Rutgers University
  • Joshua Ibarra
    Joshua Ibarra
    Georgia Regents University
  • Morgan Moran
    University of Alabama
  • Tanya Mukherji
    Tanya Mukherji
    St. Louis University
  • Nicole Shermer
    University of Washington
  • Paola Vela
    Paola Vela
    University of Texas- El Paso
  • Trevor Wiles
    Trevor Wiles
    Carthage College
  • Miranda Zora
    Miranda Zora
    University of California- Santa Barbara

about one

ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers