Kelsea Brown, Clinical Study Assistant (MAPS PBC)

Kelsea earned her B.S. in neuroscience and behavior in 2015 from the University of New Hampshire. She is currently a graduate student at Capella University, pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Kelsea first became involved with MAPS as a night attendant, providing care for participants in MDMA-Assisted psychotherapy studies, and later became a study coordinator for the U.S. Therapist Training study. Prior to joining MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), she was an operations coordinator for a CSA organization, working to promote food equity and accessibility in the Charleston area by bridging the gap between local farmers and communities with limited access to affordable, nutritious food. She also spent six months earning her permaculture design certification through Ecoversity of Costa Rica.
At MAPS PBC, Kelsea is currently serving as a clinical study assistant, supporting the IDEA team with clinical operations of MDMA studies. She is committed to making psychedelic medicines accessible and is specifically passionate about exploring MDMA’s capacity for facilitating personal growth, meaningful connections, and transformation. Kelsea is filled with gratitude to be involved in the healing work that MAPS/MAPS PBC is carrying out. In her free time, she can be found dancing, painting, gardening, and working on her converted bus/camper.​​