Club Director - Eugenio Castro Garza
Eugenio is a second year Political Science student at UCLA. As an international student from Mexico, he first became interested in the legalization of cannabis as a means of cutting out a stream of profit for criminal organizations in his country and around the world. He hopes to graduate in 2021 and join the legal cannabis industry.
Education Director - Arazoo Shwany
Arazoo Shwany is a fifth year Bruin studying Human Biology and Society, while pursuing a future career in medicine. As a Cannaclub founder and the current Education Chair, she advocates for the empirical investigation of cannabis, with a distinct interest in its therapeutic potentials. As an aspiring health care professional, she is particularly interested in how the health care industry integrates cannabis-derived medicines. Her hope for Cannaclub is a continuation of its education efforts through the informative events and a new Cannabis 101 class piloting this fall.
Outreach Director - Audrey Endres
Audrey is a second-year global studies major with a belief in the therapeutic and intrinsic value of cannabis. She resents America’s current dependence upon pharmaceuticals with potential for addiction and dreadful side effects in cases where there are safer plant-based alternatives. After graduating from UCLA, Audrey plans to become a cannabis lawyer. She looks forward to a day when all adults can safely and legally access the plant. Through the platform of Cannaclub at UCLA, Audrey will continue to educate the community about the true nature of cannabis.
External Operations Director - Maha Haq
Maha is a fifth-year Sociology and Mathematics transfer student. As a non-traditional student, she has worked full time in the cannabis industry for over five years. Her experience ranges from managing dispensaries in the Los Angeles area to working in cannabis tech and related startups. Maha currently works as a cannabis business development consultant at 3C Consulting, LLC. She founded Cannaclub in effort to combine her career with academics; her aim is to empower and provide opportunities to students interested in the cannabis industry while making a positive social impact. Maha’s plans for Cannaclub is to highlight women in the cannabis space through upcoming events and panels. Her ultimate goal is to open her own cannabis-related business and join the growing number of female executives in this industry.
Internal Operations Director - Mark Salazar
Mark is a second year mechanical engineering student. His passion for cannabis took root when he realized the true potential of the plant. Growing up, he was always told drugs were bad as his father worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency. His curiosity took the best of him at a young age, but regular use of cannabis did not commence until his first year at UCLA. Cannabis has not only allowed him to wind down at the end of the day, but has also proven its magical medicinal values through the form of CBD. He is a strong believer of this cannabinoid and is very interested in the endocannabinoid system. As an engineering student, he is interested in the machines used in the cannabis industry. Although it is still undecided, he is deeply passionate about cannabis and would love to work in the booming industry.