Merete earned her B.S. in biology at the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2012. While attending Geneseo, and after graduation, Merete cultivated her passion for community organizing and education through participating in student groups, teaching outdoor science, and becoming a certified yoga instructor. Since joining the MAPS team in 2014, Merete has provided administrative, operational, and programmatic support in her roles of Operations Associate and Executive Assistant to Rick Doblin, PhD. As Associate Director of Development, Merete coordinates the work of MAPS’ fundraising team through campaign and program management, grants management and narrative crafting, and supporting the cultivation of major gifts. Merete’s work with MAPS is driven by her belief that all people should have access to the information and tools they need in order to heal themselves.