As a Community Organizer, Oriana Mayorga is building power by dismantling structural oppression, promoting racial justice and revolutionizing electoral politics. She is a mentor at SSDP and longtime advocate of psychedelic medicine.
Her professional journey to end the war on drugs began in 2014 when she interned at The Drug Policy Alliance and DanceSafe. Oriana also served as a volunteer Psychotherapy Research Rater for MAPS therapist Dr. Ingmar Gorman for two years. In 2016, she earned her Graduate certificate in Harm Reduction Psychotherapy from the New School of Social Research after receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Fordham University in 2014. Her undergraduate research on ‘MDMA – Assisted Psychotherapy’ has been presented at various conferences, the most recent being Psychedelic Science in Oakland, California. This summer, Oriana was the Clinical Research Coordinator for a Population Health Study at NYU Medical Langone Research Center that examined novel psychoactive substance use in NYC. This upcoming fall will be here fourth year working as the Patron Coordinator for the annual Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics forum in NYC.
Oriana is currently working with others to organize and prioritize the needs of people of color in the psychedelic community. It is her life mission to ensure that all low-income, people of color have equal access to psychedelic medicine in the near future. When she is not burning down the system, avoiding her LSAT studies, or on the dance floor, you can find her preparing her run for office while listening to Bassnectar.