Jessica Gelay is the policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance’s New Mexico office. Her dedication to public health and social justice organizing is lifelong. Gelay works to end the prohibition of drugs and to stop the criminalization of people who use drugs. This entails engaging with community members and elected officials to lift up the stories of people negatively affected by current policies to create pressure for change. Gelay primarily works on issues related to marijuana law reform and is DPA’s point person on issues related to military veterans.