Mia has travelled regularly to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington to meet with lobbyists and drug policy leaders to motivate a movement towards plant-based and holistic medicine. Mia's community interests range from social justice movements to women's empowerment issues to psychedelics as medicine and artistic liberation.
GREATER VANCOUVER ARTS AND INTERACTIVE SOCIETY
Mia was a Volunteer Team Lead Coordinator for Vancouver's regional Burning Man indoor event, Dustcovery, or a Burning Man decompression recovery event.
THE ZENDO PROJECT
Mia volunteered as a Greeter and Sitter during Burning Man 2019, Metamorphosis, at the Zendo Project, a project of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies that offers harm reduction services.
THE UBC PSYCHEDELIC SOCIETY
Mia co-founded the UBC Psychedelic Society in 2016. This marked the acceptance of the first student-run organization advocating for psychedelic medicine.
Mission Statement: "We are a group of passionate individuals who recognize the ability of psychedelic substances to facilitate altered states of consciousness that are invaluable for therapy and personal growth, as well as for enriching many fields of scientific and intellectual inquiry. We would like to promote an unbiased, fact-based discussion of these substances centered around their application to areas such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and sociology, and aim to help further the evident 21st-century psychedelic renaissance."
DISCLAIMER: The UBC Psychedelic Society does not advocate for the usage of illegal substances.
THE PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY
Mia co-founded the Langara Psychology Society in 2015 as Treasurer and eventually Vice President as well.
This was the first student organization uniting psychology undergrads.
The organization, run by students, amassed one of the largest followings that the college had ever seen with numerous fundraising, presentations, and appearances in its launch year.
Mia initiated new students coming into college by leading teams through VOLT in 2015.
The VOLT Volunteer Program empowers students to connect with rewarding volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community.
Through executing icebreaker sessions for new students to get to know one another, touring them around campus, and providing them with starter school supplies from the college (i.e. agenda, pencils, erasers), Mia promoted community engagement, social awareness, and student development through volunteerism and helped others make new connections, learn new skills, gain experience, and give back to the community.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL ACTION
At BC Centre for Ability's annual Dining For Dreams Gala, Mia was placed with the donated items to be auctioned off.
The BC Centre for Ability provides community-based services that enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families in ways that facilitate and build competencies and foster inclusion in all aspects of life.
In 2014, Mia was responsible for keeping track of the entrants, items, and money put towards the items.