Zack Mezera brings on-the-ground education organizing experience to his role as co-founder and executive director of the Providence Student Union (PSU), a youth-led education advocacy organization in Providence, RI. Since 2010 he has supported student leaders to create a “student union” that builds student power to ensure young people a fair say in improving their education. Over the years, PSU’s creative advocacy campaigns have changed state level policies, moved millions of dollars toward public education priorities, and won student-centered learning-based reforms at the local level.
Zack also serves on the Providence Ethics Commission, is a founding Board member of the Rhode Island Working Families Party, and has served as campaign manager or key advisor for electoral campaigns across Rhode Island. He holds a BA in Religious Studies and Public Policy from Brown University.