In this episode, we talk with Jessica Cadoch.
She is the Research and Operations Manager at Maya Public-benefit Corporation.
Jessica is a liaison working to bridge the for-profit world with not-for-profit organizations while advocating for increased accessibility and knowledge on psychedelics for the general public.
In our conversation, we cover how Jessica’s personal experiences got her interested in psychedelics and lead her to earn a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology.
We also discuss the volunteer positions she’s worked in, including MAPS and the Montreal Psychedelic Society, which helped her build an essential professional network and valuable career skills.
Finally, we conclude the episode with recommendations on how to get involved in not-for-profit organizations and a discussion on Jessica’s hopes for the future of the psychedelic field.
1:37 How Jessica became involved in psychedelics and the psychedelic field
11:42 What is psychedelic exceptionalism?
18:19 What are rites of passage and how do they fit into Jessica’s undergraduate research studying psytrance festivals
25:37 Life events as psychedelic experiences
29:31 Master’s research: what happens to people in 12-step recovery who want to start using psychedelics
41:06 What is traditional anthropological fieldwork?
48:33 Integrating social science into the psychedelic renaissance
54:06 Working her way into the psychedelic field through volunteering
1:05:19 Non-profit organizations in Denver
1:09:37 Hopes for the future of the psychedelic field
1:13:13 How to contact Jessica
SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline
Psychedelic Club of Denver
The Nowak Society
Transformative Psychedelic Experiences at Music Events: Using Subjective Experience to Explore Chemosocial Assemblages of Culture (Participate in Gabby's Study!)
You can connect with Jessica through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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