ELEVATE Northeast Events and Education exists because of the creativity, dedication, and passion of a group of activists and professionals with a shared mission to educate and empower a diverse and inclusive cannabis workforce and to work together to end the stigma against cannabis and the people who use and work with it. Cara has been involved with the cannabis community and policy reform since 2009 at Emerson College SSDP. She volunteered on the board of MassCann for several years and was the Dean for the first cannabis vocational training school in New England for three years.
Cara is currently developing a class for Fremont College in California called Cannabis Business and Budtending, designed for people to become more familiar with the cannabis industry and help them devise their future in the space. She became involved with cannabis after she lost her job during the recession in 2008. It has been a personal priority that she supports this industry and prepares people for positions that they wouldn’t have experience with and has been able to do this through workforce training.