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 HigginsonDirector, 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.Read more +
Jen FraserManager, 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.Read more +
Gordon WongManager, 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.Read more +
Brandi GeurkinkCoordinator, 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.Read more +
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 BankoleSyracuse University
Sara CooperState University of New York at Oswego
Lauren DeckerVirginia Commonwealth University
Rob DickinsonUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Angie EarleyBeloit College
Nick EvansUniversity of Iowa
Brittney FrederickCarthage College
Ashley HorneUniversity of Iowa
Shaila HukRutgers University
Joshua IbarraGeorgia Regents University
Morgan MoranUniversity of Alabama
Tanya MukherjiSt. Louis University
Nicole ShermerUniversity of Washington
Paola VelaUniversity of Texas- El Paso
Trevor WilesCarthage College
Miranda ZoraUniversity of California- Santa Barbara
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