U.S. PIRG Staff

Matthew Wellington
U.S.PIRG
Antibiotics Program Field Director
(617)747-4383

Matthew Wellington is the Field Director for U.S. PIRG’s Antibiotics Program. In his role, Matt oversees campaign operations with organizers and volunteers across the country to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. In addition to overseeing national organizing efforts, he also works to build relationships with key constituencies across the country like medical professionals, responsible farmers, and student leaders to demonstrate widespread support for more responsible antibiotics use. 

In the fall of 2015, Wellington coordinated a successful campaign to convince Subway to stop serving meat raised with routine antibiotics. The “eat fresh” chain committed to a strong antibiotics policy after seeing the widespread consumer support that U.S. PIRG and partners generated nationwide.

Prior to joining U.S. PIRG, Matt worked with MASSPIRG Students as a Campus Organizer recruiting and teaching students how to run effective grassroots campaigns. He then moved to Maryland to run campaigns to improve Maryland’s public transportation system and to get toxic chemicals out of children’s products before coming back to Massachusetts where he is currently based. 

He graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. and was inducted into the Phi Betta Kappa chapter. 

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