Amber Wise earned her PhD in Chemistry from UC-Berkeley and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC-San Francisco. Before transitioning to the cannabis industry, she was an undergraduate chemistry lecturer and research professor for 7 years at universities in San Francisco, Bangladesh and Chicago.
After transitioning out of academia in 2016, she was the Scientific Director at Avitas Agriculture in Washington and Oregon for two years, overseeing the cannabis extraction and refinement facilities and handling the data analysis, new product development and scientific growth of the company.
She currently leads Medicine Creek Analytics, an ISO-17025 accredited cannabis testing lab outside Seattle, WA as their Science Director. She is the programming chair for the American Chemical Society’s Cannabis subdivision, and also serves on Washington State’s Cannabis Science Task Force Steering Committee.