Meet Our Team

Meet our team of passionate and interdisciplinary experts working together to protect the public domain, stimulate innovation and support good patents.

Our
Data
Team

Our Data Team

Sisi Li, Ph.D.
Senior Data Architect Lead

Shahin Shams, Ph.D.
Data & Patent Analyst

Vincent Wartenweiler, PharmD
Data Curator

Juliet Meccia, M.Sc.
Data & Patent Analyst

Jeremy Rolquin, M.Sc.
Data & Patent Analyst

Steven Schmid, Ph.D.
Chemistry Data Curator

Our
Legal
Team

Our Legal Team

David Casimir, J.D., Ph.D.
Lawyer

Tom Isenbarger J.D., Ph.D.
Lawyer

Our
Design & Development
Team

Our Design & Development Team

Sean Rudi
Creative Director

Alex Conklin
Software Developer

Sam Stuesser
Design and Social Media Strategist

Cate Amery
UX Designer and Front-End Developer

Our
Management
Team

Our Management Team

Stephanie Richards
Director

Karen Burkhartzmeyer
Media Relations Manager

Tura Patterson
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

Interested in supporting Porta Sophia’s mission?

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Collaborate and grow our prior art library with a team of archival researchers by leveraging historical expertise about psychedelics. ARN curates and increases access to disparate knowledge of psychedelic science, practice, and tradition by souring archives worldwide.

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Community Submissions

Help contribute to our prior art library by submitting key prior art references that you know exist but are missing from our library. After review, those determined pertinent to patent reviewers will be added to the Porta Sophia database.

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