Northeast Region

To most effectively leverage our resources, and effectively capture the nuances of our diverse, beautiful country,
we have broken down the challenge in front us into simple geographic regions.

LuisMontoya ‘16

Programs Director

Luis is SSDP’s Programs Director. He first joined SSDP at Florida International University. He is passionate about ending the war on drugs.

In the spring semester of 2016, he joined SSDP at Florida International University. He was elected chapter president in May of 2016. During his term as president, he focused on raising awareness around the growing opioid epidemic, naloxone access, and campaigning for Amendment 2 (Medical Marijuana in Florida). He was elected to the Board of Directors in March of 2017, and he joined SSDP staff in June of 2017.

Luis studied Psychology at Florida International University in Miami, FL from 2012-2017. He interned at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office as a victim witness counselor during the Summer of 2016. Before joining SSDP staff, he worked at the FIU Green Library, first as a student assistant, then as a guest services attendant

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Jacob Plowden ‘15

New York State Coordinator

Jacob Plowden is a graduate of CUNY Baruch College and started in drug policy with Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2015. He has organized events around understanding harm reduction with a hands-on approach through education about the economic effects of the War on Drugs.

He is also a co-founder and Deputy Director of Cannabis Cultural Association (C). CannaCultural is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in New York City that helps marginalized and underrepresented communities engage in legal cannabis industry opportunities, emphasizing criminal justice reform, access to medical cannabis, and adult use legalization.

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