Anna Schwabe, PhD
Director of Research & Education, 420 Organics

Dr. Anna Schwabe is a researcher and educator who has considerable experience in a variety of scientific fields and she specializes in Cannabis and sources of phenotypic variation. She holds a B.S., an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado, and her dissertation research titled “A Multifaceted Approach to Address Variation in Cannabis sativa” was awarded both the Dean’s Citation of Excellence and The Dean’s Award for Outstanding Dissertation. She has published her research which spans several disciplines, and her Cannabis genetic work has been featured in several media articles. To compliment her scientific research and academic achievements, she is also an artist who is certified in botanical illustration and is working on adding Cannabis renderings to her portfolio. She is a Board Member for the Agricultural Genomics Foundation, an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado, and an Associate Lecture Professor at the University of Colorado where she co-teaches “Modern Cannabis Science”. Currently, Anna serves as the Director of Research and Development, as well as the Director of Education at 420 Organics (New Jersey) where aquaponic techniques are utilized to grow high quality organic Cannabis without the addition of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or synthetic nutrients. She is passionate about Cannabis science and facilitating consistency and quality in the industry.