Connor Kubeisy

Connor Kubeisy is a Policy Analyst with the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions and its sister organization, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, after having joined them as a Communications and Policy Associate in January 2022. He began his career as an intern in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Trump and Biden administrations. In 2022, he served as the Campaign Manager of the group that helped defeat the ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. He co-authored a chapter in the ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 7th edition, about the impact of the cannabis industry on cannabis use disorder. Additionally, he is a member of the National Safety Council’s Impairment Advisory Board and the Global Burden of Disease Study’s Collaborator Network.

Connor received the Director’s Award from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and was selected to attend the Harvard Kennedy School’s Public Policy Leadership Conference. He was recognized by the Washington Examiner as “an emerging voice in the drug policy field.” Connor graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Political Science, where he was a student manager with the school’s Division 1 baseball team and won the Kavanagh Award from the Society for American Baseball Research. He previously received an A.A. from Moorpark College, where he was named a member of the First Team All-California Community College Academic Team. He is currently a Master of Public Health student, in health policy, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he was elected to serve as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Harvard Chan Student Association.