[the harm reductionist]
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What is this?
I work professionally as a web developer, activist, and harm reductionist. This is a resume of my harm reduction related work.
What is Harm Reduction?
Harm reduction is a public health strategy aimed at reducing consequences associated with drug use.
Find out more information here.
I'm currently looking for freelance contract work for exciting and innovative organizations.
Progressive political work receives strong priority.
Harm Reduction Work
Just Say Know Peer Education Intern
September 2017 to present
Syringe access volunteer
March 2017 to present
- Peer Educator - Educated 8th and 11th graders about drugs, harm reduction and drug policy.
- Materials Development - Worked to create educational materials catered to a middle and high school demographic.
Volunteer sitter, greeter, and logkeeper
At several events from May 2017 to present
- Worked syringe exchange table, helped interface participants with harm reduction services.
- Prepared and maintained harm reduction supplies.
- Assisted with neighborhood cleanup.
April 2016 to present
- Sitter - Sat with people having difficult psychological and/or psychedelic experiences, provided comfort and support.
- Greeter - Protected the space and gave passer-bys information about our services.
- Logkeeper - Kept paperwork and documentation on the guests that came to us for services.
- Organizer - Organized drug checking services, and campaigned for official reinstatement of services after being shut down.
- Advocate - Advocated for government approved and exempt and government-run drug checking programs with local public health agencies.
Other Notable Harm Reduction Work and Experience
- Member of the Boulder County Opioid Advisory Group, advised on drug policy as a community member and harm reductionist
- My activist work, especially work with organizations such as Students for Sensible Drug Policy, CanIexpunge and Psychedelic Club, has reduced harm in a variety of ways.
- Volunteered with Boulder County Public Health for Naloxone access
- Trained by Boulder County AIDS Project on HIV/AIDS
- Trained by Harm Reduction Action Center, Boulder County Public Health, and University of Colorado Boulder staff on naloxone
- Trained by Zendo Project and Medicinal Mindfulness on sitting and holding space with people having difficult psychological and/or psychedelic experiences