Chloe has long advocated for cannabis reform and explored many facets of the cannabis industry, from cultivation to policy. She participated in the movement as a policy intern, grassroots organizational leader, and a graduate student researcher.
Chloe graduated from the University of Denver in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology. Shortly after, she began working in the cannabis reform movement as a Drug Policy Alliance intern under the guidance of Art Way. In this position, she produced reports on the legislative history of cannabis in Colorado and became acquainted with grassroots and grasstops campaigning.
After briefly living in the mountains and enjoying the beauty of Colorado, Chloe continued her academic career at the University of California at Davis as a graduate student and teaching assistant in sociology. Here, she fostered skills in writing and speaking for multiple audiences, conducting research, and teaching. She gained valuable knowledge and experience in utilizing quantitative methodologies and performing advanced statistical analyses. Chloe earned a master’s degree after completing her research on the structural and organizational determinants of racial disparities in arrests for petty marijuana possession in California.
During her time in graduate school, Chloe also served as a policy intern for the Drug Policy Alliance in San Francisco and was the president of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UC Davis. Working under DPA California Policy Manager Amanda Reiman, Chloe engaged in policy work such as drafting cannabis educational materials, meeting with local politicians, and tracking state and national cannabis policy shifts. She also coordinated a collaborative project between representatives of the ACLU of Northern California, DPA, and Stanford law. This research team collected law enforcement data and assessed the continued risk to disadvantaged communities after marijuana possession was reduced to an infraction in California. As the president of SSDP at UC Davis, Chloe built a network of students interested in drug reform, raised awareness of social justice issues inherent in drug prohibition, and advocated for the adoption of the Colorado model of marijuana regulation and legalization.
In July 2014, Chloe joined the Denver Relief Consulting team as an Associate Consultant and is thrilled to be back in Colorado.