Knowledge is empowerment.

We are public policy reformers, medical professionals, and educators who help drug users and their communities make more informed choices -- because drug use is risky enough.

About Us

My name is Mikayla, and I have 9 years of experience helping individuals, organizations, and event promoters reduce risks associated with drug use. In college, I became a chapter leader with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) where I learned how to educate and organize my peers around changing failed drug laws. After graduating from the University of Maryland, my extracurricular advocacy turned into a career. I now work for a public policy reform nonprofit that promotes police accountability, alternatives to arrest and incarceration, and evidence-based drug policies. Holding a director position, I manage the activities of over 250 volunteers and produce much of our internal educational content and legislative testimonies. I live in Washington, DC, but my love of drug education takes me everywhere.

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Testimonials

Working with Mikayla and her collaborators is very simple and transparent. She was able to negotiate our concerns with ease and adapt her work and programming to suit our audience. Mikayla shared ideas with us quickly and professionally, putting together proposals and executing them punctually and as expected in dynamic event circumstances. It's great to work with someone who is knowledgeable and respectful in this uniquely evolving space. We highly recommend her and hope to see her important work and substantial skill set get the platform it deserves.
Lia Holland
Executive Director, Bassnectar's Be Interactive Nonprofit
The first time I saw Mikayla speak, I was utterly entranced. An hour had passed and I was left wanting more - to absorb all the person-centered and harm reduction based education she had to share. She offered evidence-based and realistic approaches to substance use that range far beyond the "party scene." She graciously tackled topics, that I, as a nurse, have seen other health providers evade simply out of their own lack of education surrounding substance use. Mikayla is honest in her approach and knowledgeable. She is the consummate example of cool and brilliant in her presentation and makes vital information accessible to everyone. I am thrilled to have a resource like Mikayla on my side as a community health practitioner."
Rosa Moudine, RN
Washington, DC
Mikayla’s approach to consultation is supportive, inquisitive, and effective. She asks useful questions to fully understand a need or situation before offering suggestions, and she takes the time to consider factors that may have otherwise been missed. Her thoughtfulness also allows her to take action in situations where quick thinking and action are needed. Her knowledge of harm reduction, especially as it applies to nightlife and events is extremely valuable, and since she takes time to really understand the needs of those with whom she works, her delivery methods when educating others are appropriate and effective. Mikayla is also an excellent and dependable mentor, providing quality support and guidance to those in her community. I am grateful to know her.
Vilmarie Narloch, PsyD
Drug Education Manager, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
"Mikayla is full of wisdom when it comes to a topic you want to learn more about and full of innovation in ways you may not expect. She makes a point to remain well informed on recent topics and trends both locally and nationwide. She stands out because she is truly kind and compassionate."​
S.B.
Prosecutor, Maryland
"Having attended several harm reduction workshops facilitated by Mikayla, I can say I have benefited immensely. Her workshops de-stigmatize drug users so we feel comfortable asking questions and can make sure our desire to have a good night doesn't turn into our last. I would now consider myself far more knowledgeable about how to keep myself and my friends safer."
A. M.
Guest Teacher, Washington, DC
Blog: Harm Reduction 101