Melissa Dawn

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Melissa Dawn, Director of Botanical Sciences

Melissa is a Biological Sciences alumna of Capital University. Her education and scientific curiosity enabled her to become an executive-level scientist with strong microbiology and analytical chemistry skills gained from positions held with the US Department of Homeland Security, Nestlé Quality Assurance Center, Silliker Mérieux, and the Ohio Department of Health. She is recognized as a scientific leader in the California cannabis industry for expertise in designing and operating Bureau of Cannabis Control regulated compliance laboratories while acting as a pioneer adviser for the AOAC International: Cannabis Analytical Science Program. Melissa is deeply passionate about using her quality-driven data to destigmatize the use of psychedelics while sharing her personal story of healing to help normalize mental health discussion.