Leyla (on the left) with MAPS Founder and Executive Director, Rick Doblin

Leyla (on the left) with MAPS Founder and Executive Director, Rick Doblin

Leyla Marie Palacios

Identifying with psychedelics early on in life, Leyla realized the therapeutic value in altered states of consciousness. She's currently in the MFT program with a specialization in Transpersonal Psychology Counseling at John F. Kennedy University.

Leyla wants to increase mental health awareness and believes in psychedelic's medicinal and therapeutic aspects. She hopes to open a prospective Hospice where patients and their family/caregivers have psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy sessions as a treatment option, part of her CEE Project.


Oliver Merivee


One of the founding members and a cultivation instructor at Fungi Academy, an intentional co-living space and an international mushroom school in Guatemala.

His relationship with fungi began when he discovered psilocybin mushrooms and experienced their transformative power. Now he is passionate about all types of mushrooms, and he has been teaching hundreds of people how to cultivate their own.


Katie Rockin'

Social media manager

Katie is constantly doing research on psilocybin and spreading the word on social media platforms. Katie graduated from Quinnipiac University in May 2017 and enjoys traveling to different countries and exploring new cultures. Originally born in Connecticut, she now resides in Colorado, making a difference in people’s lives.

Her research and passion with fungi began when she discovered the potential psilocybin has to offer. Ever since then, she has been passionate about mushrooms’ therapeutic benefits and constantly spreading the word of their power.