Frances Fu (’11)

Regional Outreach Coordinator

Overview

Frances first got involved with SSDP in 2011, when she co-founded the Northwestern University chapter as a freshman. Although she had known that the War on Drugs was irrational and ineffective before attending college, it wasn’t until she attended her first Midwest Regional Conference at Roosevelt University that she learned that drug policies were also unjust and inhumane. Since then, harm reduction has been a guiding principle behind all of her professional and personal pursuits, and she strives to educate people about the intersectionalities associated with the War on Drugs.In the drug policy world, Frances has served on SSDP’s Board of Directors, and has worked with cannabis law and industry organizations to research cannabis policy in various states, and write and review applications for cannabis cultivation centers and dispensary licenses. On campus, she was involved with Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators (SHAPE), Alpha Chi Omega sorority and has served as the President of the Panhellenic Association.

Activisim

While on campus, Frances was involved in Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators and Alpha Chi Omega, a Panhellenic sorority dedicated to domestic violence awareness.

During her senior year, Frances served as President of the Panhellenic Association, where she challenged her peers to approach their work from a lens of inclusion, social justice and creativity. She established the role of diversity and inclusion chairs amongst the Panhellenic chapters.

Academic & Professional History

Frances graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with a B.S. in Social Policy. During her senior year, she was honored with the Highest Order of Excellence Award, the Campus Life Award, and Sorority Woman of the Year Award for her work on campus.

Prior to joining SSDP staff, Frances has served on SSDP’s Board of Directors, and worked with a cannabis law firm in Illinois to research cannabis policy in various states, and write and review applications for cannabis cultivation centers and dispensary licenses.