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Our Team

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is the largest national youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. Led by a Board of Directors primarily elected by and from our student and youth members, SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process and brings young people of all political and ideological orientations together to have honest conversations about drugs and drug policy. Our national staff, Board of Directors, chapters, and alumni work together to replace the disastrous War on Drugs with policies rooted in evidence, compassion, and human rights at a grassroots level.


We are dedicated to serving, representing and supporting SSDP's network of members, alumni, and chapters across the United States.

Kat Murti '09

Executive Director

Jeremy Sharp '12

Chapter Development Director

Gina Giorgio '20

Director of Strategy and Development

Elijah Ullman '12

Chair, Science Policy Council


Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is governed by our Board of Directors, which is comprised of both current student and youth Elected Directors, who are active chapter members elected by our membership, and Appointed Directors, who are appointed by the existing Board. Together, they are responsible for crafting strategy for the organization, overseeing compliance and financial affairs, and overseeing SSDP’s Executive Director. To view Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s bylaws, click here

Karley Snyder '22

Board Chair // Elected Director

Deandré Smith '23

Vice Chair // Elected Director

Justin Ayala '20

Secretary // Elected Director

Axel Bilbao '08

Treasurer // Appointed Director

Jeanne Porges '22

Elected Director

Hena Malik '22

Elected Director

Sarah Noon '18

Elected Director

Evan Nison '09

Appointed Director

gina vensel

Appointed Director

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