MEET THE TEAM
Samantha Parsons is a co-founder of UnKoch My Campus. Sam is a 2016 graduate of George Mason University, where she majored in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and focused her studies on structures of violence and social movements.
Sam co-founded Transparent GMU, a student campaign dedicated to making the university’s relationships with private donors open to the public. She co-founded GMU Student Power, a student organization focused on building power for accessible, diverse, and affordable higher education. Sam supported campaigns throughout Virginia as a student, including the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition and the Virginia Student Power Network.
Sam is available for organizing help, campus inquiries, media requests, and all other questions.
Sam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph Wilson is a co-founder of UnKoch My Campus. He currently studies academic and donor policy at universities, with a particular interest in corporate influence and academic independence.
Ralph co-founded the FSU Progress Coalition, a student group that has worked to expose and combat the corporatization of education since 2011. Additional interests include criminal justice reform, academic white supremacy, and money in politics.
Ralph is an alumnus of Troy University & Florida State University with a research background in pure and applied mathematics, experimental physics, and electrical power systems.
Ralph is available for research help, campus inquiries, media requests, and all other questions.
Connor Gibson is a co-founder of UnKoch My Campus. He works for Greenpeace's Investigations team, with a focus on the political influence of polluting industries, their front groups, PR firms and political operatives.
Connor's research on Koch Industries, particularly its support for attacks on climate change science and policy, led to campuses financed by Charles Koch. Students, alumni and faculty several universities periodically contacted Greenpeace with concerns from 2012 to 2013, catalyzing an effort to support and connect students on several campuses that eventually became UnKoch.
Connor joined Greenpeace USA in 2010 after completing and environmental studies degree at the University of Vermont. Connor, and his research, have appeared in a wide variety of media publications.
Connor is available to assist reporters, students, faculty, alumni, or anyone else with questions at email@example.com