Dennis McKenna — Advisor Advisory Team 28 P r i v a t e & C o n f i d e n t i a l Michael Auerbach — Advisor o Professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and natural psychedelics . o 1979- 84 - Ph.D., Botanical Sciences, University of British Columbia. o 1990-93– Director of Ethnopharmacology, Shaman Pharmaceuticals , San Carlos California. o 2001-2017 – Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Spirituality and Healing, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota . o 1993 – Present — Founding Board member, Heffter Research Institute. o 1993 – Organizer and key investigator, Hoasca Project, an international biomedical study of ayahuasca use by the UDV, a Brazilian religion. o 2017 – Organized 50th Anniversary Symposium, Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs (ESPD50), Buckinghamshire, UK. o Spring 2019 – Founded the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy as a provincial non-profit in British Columbia. o Entrepreneur, investor, business consultant, media producer, and private diplomat. o Founder of Subversive Capital , which is dedicated to investing in radical companies whose core missions subvert the status quo and require sophisticated government and regulatory strategies for success. o General Partner of Subversive’s venture platform and Opportunity Fund, and Chairman of Subversive REIT LP and Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. o Board member of Tilray, Inc . – the first Nasdaq-listed global cannabis company. o In his capacity as a private diplomat, Mr. Auerbach serves as a Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group , the global consulting firm chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. o Prior to joining ASG, Michael founded and then sold a risk consulting firm to Control Risks – a leading global risk consulting firm. o Michael started his career during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s running Panopticon Inc., a VC incubator concentrating on internet and mobile technology. o Held senior positions at the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation, where he concentrated on issues related to U.S. Foreign Policy, National Security, and Conflict Resolution. o Served as a Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research and also taught at the University of Cape Town and Cyprus College. o Presently sits on the boards of the Theodore C. Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice, The KiDS Board of NYU’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, Next for Autism, which produces Night of Too Many Stars, and Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation. o Mr. Auerbach received a M.A. in International Relations from Columbia University and a B.A. in Critical Theory from the New School for Social Research.