Liana Sananda Gillooly is a lifelong advocate for social and environmental justice, drug policy reform, and ending war. Before joining MAPS, Liana worked as outreach manager for the Arcview Group, a prominent cannabis investment and market research firm, where she helped grow the accredited investor network, advocated for legalization, and supported the work of Marijuana Policy Project.
She has worked in event, festival, and film production, as well as artist representation, art curation, and art creation. She owned a visionary art gallery in Venice Beach, California, called Sananda Gallery. She has produced fundraisers, parties, and art happenings for special events and festivals, including High Times Cannabis Cups, MAPS conferences, Envision Festival, Serenity Festival, and Fractal Planet at Burning Man.
Liana has been a featured speaker at numerous events, lobbied Congress, lectured MBA students, and given a TedX talk. She is a meditator and trained death midwife.