Shawna is a native of Cincinnati and has been a cannabis patient since the inception of the Ohio medical marijuana program in 2018. She received her PhD in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati. Shawna's passion for cannabis education, awareness, and advocacy arose from her own chronic health struggles and led her to volunteer with MedicateOH to help improve the quality of life for all Ohioans seeking cannabis knowledge. When not writing and volunteering, Shawna works as a part time Transition Specialist with Easterseals and loves spending time with music, nature, friends, and family.