Nicole van Rensburg is a partner and co-founder of Midwest Compassion Center (www.midwestcompassion.org), a dispensary in the Chicago suburbs that provides safe access to high-quality, affordable medical cannabis. With 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, Nicole brings her expertise in physician education, quality assurance, public outreach and patient interactions to MCC. In an effort to destigmatize public perception around cannabis, Nicole frequently speaks to medical practitioners, Veterans groups, and state legislators. Nicole holds a BBA from Emory University and, as a scholarship recipient, is completing a MBA at Northwestern University. Nicole's hobbies include ballet, reading, and babysitting her niece and nephew. Contact her at [email protected].