Our 2023-2024 Leadership Team
We work as small, cross-collaborative teams of officers, led and interconnected by our directors.
IPN Board of Directors
Connor James Storck, M.A.
Director of Operations
Connor is currently pursuing his J.D. at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He expects to graduate from law school and sit for the bar in 2024. Before Law School, Connor received his MA in Religion along with a graduate research certificate in Gnosticism, Esotericism, and Mysticism from Rice University in 2021. His master thesis “Psychedelics and Religious Insight: A Precedent in American Psycho-Spirituality from William James to Timothy Leary” is published and available through Rice. Connor received his BA in Religion as well as minors in Jewish Studies, Asian Studies, and Economics from Michigan State University in 2019. Connor also performed research abroad in Italy at John Cabot University and Israel/Palestine at Hebrew University. Connor is interested in domestic and foreign policy, research, and discourses around psychedelics from the clinical/therapeutic to the religious/spiritual.
Chris Collins, M.S.
Chris Collins is a full-time MBA student at Tulane University Freeman School of Business. Before that, he received both a B.S. and M.S. in neuroscience, specializing in behavioral neuropharmacology. After graduate school, Chris took a sabbatical in the music industry, teaching at and assisting in the business development of Cosmic Academy, now one of the leading artist development programs in the country. In 2014, Chris joined Magellan Group Investments and Cloud Investment Partners LLLP, where he verified the scientific validity of early-stage ventures’ proprietary technologies in the cannabis and biopharmaceutical space. In addition to this, he sourced and performed due diligence on new investment opportunities and participated in strategic involvement with existing portfolio companies, investor relations, and brand development. He joined IPN as the Finance Coordinator in early 2022 and hopes to combine all of the aforementioned skills to aid in IPN’s success and the psychedelic ecosystem at large
Margaret Fleming, M.S.
Non-Profit Strategic Advisor | Co-Founder
Margaret is currently a student at the University College London where she is studying educational and developmental psychology. She is a graduate of UPenn (Nonprofit Leadership, MS) and Cornell University (Psychology, BA). Her work in psychedelics involves nonprofit support and is expanding into clinical applications. Outside of her work in psychological research and nonprofit consulting, she is an avid volunteer, traveler, outdoor adventurer, and creator.
Assistant Operations Coordinator
Baruch Goodman is an Occidental College graduate, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science with a double minor in public health and philosophy. During his undergraduate journey, he engaged in research at Occidental’s multi-sensory laboratory, exploring the impact of emotional states on time perception, employing virtual reality and wearable health monitoring devices. His undergraduate thesis, “Mystical Medicine: Ethical Considerations in the Clinical Use of Mystical Experiences,” reflects his dedication to advancing psychedelic medicine, encompassing ethical, business, neurobiological, and clinical dimensions.
Yizhou Rosalind Wang
Program Implementation Coordinator
Assistant Operations Coordinator
Dharmesh is based in India. He is enthusiastic about the potential of psychedelics for the therapeutic spectrum. He is a Master’s graduate in Neural and cognitive sciences from the University of Hyderabad. He is focusing on research and implementation around Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Dharmesh works in collaboration with researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists and traditional medicine practitioners. Before that, he worked in the educational development field and transitioned into the mental health spectrum. He is a seeker, loves to explore, loves cricket and is curious about metaphysical phenomena.
Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS
Director of Strategy
Uma is a neuroscientist, board-certified Mental Health Peer Specialist, and mental health advocate. She is currently a Neuroscience Ph.D student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her M.S. in neuroscience at the University of Texas-Dallas, studying the hemispheric lateralization of the central amygdala in the Kolber Lab. She has also conducted award-winning psychedelic research, bringing together her multidisciplinary background to study the effects of psychedelic-assisted therapy on comorbid OCD and PTSD across several disciplines. She has presented her research at numerous scientific conferences and received several accolades for her novel findings, including winning the PsychedelX 2022 conference and several research awards. Uma’s research, MHPS practice, and advocacy are all informed by her lived experience with AYA cancer, OCD, PTSD, and chronic illnesses. Her survivorship serves as the bedrock of her advocacy, carried out through her work as an educator, organizer, and host of the podcast ‘A Chat with Uma.’ Uma is also a global Advocate for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
Director of Media
I am a detail-oriented and witty professional with an artistic background who provides creative solutions. I specialize in copywriting, design, and digital marketing with a heavy emphasis on social media and content marketing. I’m originally from Texas but now based in Michigan. In 2015, I graduated from The High School for the Visual and Performing Arts with a discipline in Visual Art. My work focused primarily on painting, textiles, and print-making. While at HSPVA, I gained a strong understanding of color theory, design, and balance in composition. I also earned my BBA in marketing from the honors college at the University of Houston. All these aspects work together to create any successful visual display or marketing deliverables. My time there also illuminated my love of film and video production. Currently, I am a full-time In-House Marketing Specialist specializing in copywriting, design, and digital marketing with a heavy emphasis on social media and content marketing.
PsychedelX Media Coordinator | Co-Founder
Taylor Andrews Flatt
Taylor is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of Virginia and her Master’s in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She has over 6 years of experience working in psychiatry and is currently a Psychiatry Consult Liaison at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a co-founder of the Penn Psychedelics Collaborative and PhilaDelic Conference on the frontiers of transdisciplinary psychedelic studies. Taylor is involved in several research and quality improvement projects, including the Love Project, suicidality in adolescents, training in problem-solving for caregivers, and database development for pediatric and young adult mental health resource accessibility. She believes that psychedelics have the potential to catalyze deep healing when offered in a safe, knowledgeable, and compassionate container as well as expand creative exploration and expression. Taylor enjoys hiking with her doggo (Rosie), cooking with friends, painting, skiing, and listening to music in her free time.
The Love Project link: https://psychedeliclove.org/
Kathryn (Kat) Boyle
PsychedelX Media Coordinator
Director of Technology
Zac is a software engineer. He is currently an undergraduate student at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in engineering. Zac has nearly a decade of experience in the technology industry, formerly as an IT Specialist in the live event space and more recently as a software developer. He traveled the world as an IT specialist producing major events ranging from the largest medical conferences, concerts, and some of the biggest gatherings of world leaders including the G-20 summit. Today he works at a mental health care startup and as a freelance software/web developer while pursuing a degree at ASU. Zac has been instrumental in building the technological infrastructure of IPN and streamlining many internal IPN processes, such as the membership process, the development of the Members Portal, and the building of the IPN website. Zac is also a lifelong musician who plays several instruments and can quote most movie scripts by heart.
Sam Platt, M.M.
Archival Content Editor and Event Support Coordinator
Archival Content Editor
IPN Labs Team
Carli Domenico, Ph.D
Director of IPN Labs
Carli Domenico, Ph.D is a neuroscientist, life-long learner, and science ambassador. Carli received her doctorate in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine with her thesis and postdoctoral work focusing on understanding the effects of hallucinogenic LSD on visual and memory areas of the brain using in vivo electrophysiology in a rodent model, published in Cell Reports (Domenico et al., 2021). Carli is on the board of directors at the Intercollegiate Psychedelics network, an initiative she has supported for four years, and she is currently serving as the Director of IPN labs. Further, she is an analog astronaut candidate for NASA Johnson Space Center’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) project of which she will be supporting Campaign 7 Mission 1 in January 2024.
She has studied the brain in systems ranging from homing pigeons to NASA astronauts since her time obtaining her bachelor of science summa cum laude at Texas A&M University where her capstone work investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin on a model of chronic pain. In her time driven to be an ambassador of science, she has run a radio station program making microbiology research accessible to the public and has taught multiple courses and programs in STEM formally in university and in service to middle and highschool students. She also worked for NASA Johnson Space Center investigating astronaut cognition and sleep for long duration spaceflight. She considers psychedelics to be the final frontier echoing humankind’s endeavors in space. In confluence with her work as a scientist and organizer, Carli is a multipassionate Earth enthusiast, cook, teacher, yogi, dog guardian, expressionist, and experimentalist.
Resource and Opportunity Coordinator
Book Club Coordinator
Rachel is an undergraduate student at Columbia University, pursuing a degree in Cognitive Science, specializing in the impact of psychedelics on cognition. She has recently presented a research proposal to stimulate the effects of N,N-Dimethyltryptamine in artificial neural networks with the intention of simulating biological neural models for harm reduction purposes such as facilitator training and dose-response modeling, and to infer more about the biological basis of the psychedelic experience in general. Rachel also hosts SOMA – Stories of Modern Awakening, a podcast devoted to psychedelic science communication. On it, she interviews experts in psychedelic research, clinical psychology, and spiritual leadership in hopes of leveraging education as an effective tool in harm reduction and drug advocacy.
Director of PsychedelX
Erin is currently a 5th year Neuroscience PhD candidate at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where she is studying the role of acetylcholine and norepinephrine in brain states. She also has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics from University of St. Thomas, and MA in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience from University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is a native Houstonian and in her free time enjoys hanging out with her crew: husband, daughter, cat, and two corgis. Her career goal is to be able to bridge the gap between science and patient outcomes through a career in translational psychedelic research.
External Conference Coordinator
I’m an MD-PhD candidate studying parasite-viral coinfections within the Georgetown/NIH Graduate Partnership Program and UIC. I’m interested in studying the intersections between immunology and psychedelics and understanding how psychedelics might impact neuroimmunology. I like to boulder, run and try new recipes!
Assistant to Chief Conference Coordinator
Isla graduated from Princeton University in 2022 with a degree in neuroscience. She hails from Bloomington, Indiana and currently lives in San Francisco working at a neuroscience research start-up. She is fascinated by psychedelics and the potential for neuroplastic mechanisms to alter the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Her previous work with psychedelics includes mouse research to better understand the effects of context on psychedelic-induced changes and human research on improvements in well-being following high dose sessions. She is excited to learn from this year’s PsychedelX presenters!
Haley Maria Dourron
Chief Programming Coordinator
Haley Maria Dourron is a Ph.D. student in the Drug Use and Behavior Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her work focuses on understanding how psychedelics can induce lasting changes in people’s lives from a neurophenomenological behavioral perspective and how they compare to other extreme experiences, particularly psychosis. She is currently conducting an interview-based study of how people with a history of psychosis respond to psychedelics. She is also utilizing real-time fMRI neurofeedback in the post-acute effects of psilocybin to understand more about how flexibility within key large-scale brain networks might change after psilocybin-assisted therapy. She is also currently working with Dr. Peter Hendricks on a trial of psilocybin-assisted therapy for cocaine dependence, which is the first-ever psilocybin-assisted therapy trial for any substance use disorder with a neuroimaging component. When not doing science she can be found running around the woods or rock climbing.
PsychedelX All-Purpose Assistant
PsychedelX 2024 - Participant Coordinator
Maya completed her M.A. in Religious Studies from Florida International University in 2023. She also received her B.A. in Religious Studies and undergraduate certificate in Jain Studies from FIU in 2021. Maya’s research is dedicated to exploring the dynamic interplay between Western psychedelic mysticism and various non-western mystical traditions, with a particular emphasis on the transformative potential of psychedelic mystical experiences in fostering religious autonomy, empowerment, and healing. Her master’s thesis is titled “Experiences of Truth: A Comparative Contemplation of Jainism and the Western Psychedelic Experience”. She is currently interested in exploring the role of psychedelics within contemporary and post-modern religious movements. Additionally, Maya believes that the humanities offer invaluable ethical and compassionate perspectives that are essential for the responsible conduct of research and clinical applications in the field. She advocates for the integration of humanities in psychedelic discourse, recognizing their vital contribution in providing the broader context in which individuals engage with psychedelics.
Leadership Support and Recruitment Coordinator
Community Engagement Team
Director of Community Engagement
Educational Event Coordinator
Rose currently works as an Associate Researcher in the Goate Lab in the Department of Genetics & Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai. She will begin her PhD training this fall at the National Institute of Mental Health and Karolinska Institutet studying pharmacogenetics in Bipolar Disorder using iPSC derived brain organoids. Rose’s interest in psychedelic research began while obtaining her B.Sc. in Neural Science from New York University where she researched ketamine’s mechanism of action in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa in Dr. Chiye Aoki’s lab. While at NYU, she also worked in biotech as a data analyst intern for Sensorium Therapeutics, developing their neuronatural library of psychoactive plants for their drug discovery pipeline. She joined IPN’s leadership team in 2021 when she worked to organize PsychedelX. Rose now works to develop IPN’s educational events and career webinar series, inviting speakers from various disciplines within the psychedelic space. Outside of research Rose enjoys yoga, snowboarding, studying herbalism, and cooking. She is excited to live between DC and Stockholm to continue advancing research in precision psychiatry.
Career Webinar Series Coordinator
Chrissy Conley is a 25-year-old mental health professional who graduated from Springfield College with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2022. As an outpatient therapist, Chrissy has made a difference in the lives of countless individuals by providing counseling services in a school-based setting. With a passion for psychedelic-assisted therapy, Chrissy aspires to integrate innovative therapeutic techniques to enhance traditional counseling methods. When she isn’t helping others, Chrissy can be found enjoying her favorite outdoor activities. Hiking, soccer, and bike riding are among her favorites, allowing her to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. When she’s not busy with work or outdoor activities, Chrissy enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé, who is an integral part of her life. Overall, Chrissy is a compassionate individual with a strong passion for mental health and furthering the practice of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Member Resource Coordinator