Melissa is a Georgetown Law grad with a background startups, advocacy, and health. Melissa spent much of 2010 – 2013 in the Lombardi Cancer center where she was being treated for a life-threatening blood disease. In that same period, she experienced the loss of her two closest girl friends to cancer. Her life goals include destroying cancer and helping patients improve their quality of life through alternative medicine. She does everything for HealthMJ that she can’t find someone else to do better.
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Mia is a Georgetown Language and Literature grad with a background in media and communications. Mia was a caregiver until 2003, when she lost her father to cancer. Mia keeps HealthMJ’s Facebook and Twitter feeds always up to date with interesting news about cancer and cannabis. Check out her work on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already.
Cristian is a full stack developer from Barcelona with 20 years of experience in web development. He works with Fortune500 companies and technology startups to implement their vision through awesome web design. Cristian is committed to HealthMJ’s mission and doesn’t just provide us with quality web design, but also teaches us how to get the most out of it.
Alyssa majors in Journalism at Emerson College. While abroad in the Netherlands, she became interested in drug policy when interviewing locals about the cannabis industry. Alyssa researches widespread material and breaks it down into enjoyable and easy-to-read pieces.
John majors in Philosophy, Political Science, and German at New York University. Among other members of his extended family, his mother has suffered from cancer. He sees hope for families like his in the medical cannabis movement. John helps HealthMJ grow a strong community by engaging one-on-one with our patients and partners.
JC studies how to make systems more efficient at Columbia University. He lost his grandfather to cancer before he was born and thinks cannabis has the potential to help a lot of people. JC leverages analytics to help HealthMJ maximize our reach so that more patients can learn about medical cannabis.
Alexia is a NYU pre-med student majoring in Chemistry and Social Entrepreneurship. Alexia is inspired by healthcare and the public interest. A graduate of our Spring 2015 intern program, she continues to be the creative mind behind most of our infographic content. She is also our resident gif master.
Nalyse has a degree in writing from Franklin and Marshall College and a post-bac in Pre-Medical Studies. Nalyse is passionate about writing, medicine, and helping people. She graduated from HealthMJ’s Spring 2015 intern program but continues to contribute to our community building initiatives both on- and offline.