Policy Coordinator, Harm Reduction
Morgan Humphrey is the Policy Coordinator at the Drug Policy Alliance’s Los Angeles office. Humphrey works to reform California’s drug policies and implement legislative changes that prioritize human dignity, social justice and public health. Her investment in harm reduction comes from witnessing the devastating effects substance use disorders on friends and family. The ineffectiveness of the criminalization of people who use drugs, paired with the lack of effective treatment options, has led to unnecessary, preventable deaths from overdose. Humphrey hopes to change that.
Before joining DPA, Humphrey worked at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. As a paralegal for the Traffic Unit, she witnessed firsthand the stigma associated with people who use drugs and the biased policing of communities of color under the guise of the war on drugs. Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Humphrey sought opportunities to advance her interest in harm reduction and criminal justice reform including volunteerism and outreach to existing organizations like the Center for Harm Reduction at Homeless Health Care Los Angeles.
Humphrey earned her B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Business and Public Policy from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2013. When not working on drug policy issues she enjoys watching documentaries and attending concerts with friends.