About Emily

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Hi there, welcome to my portfolio.

I’m a journalist, writer, editor and communications expert specializing in the areas of cannabis and drug policy.

In my current role as content director at Grasslands, a full-service marketing and PR agency specializing in the legal cannabis industry, I work closely with executives from top cannabis companies to craft innovative, compelling corporate narratives and execute smart, effective brand messaging across multiple platforms. On the side, I cover cannabis and drug policy issues as a freelance writer and dabble in cannabis media consulting.

Previously, I served as founding digital editor and chief reporter at Extract, a cannabis news vertical operated under the Sun Times Network between 2015 and 2017. I’ve also worked as a multimedia contributor for Homicide Watch Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times and other news publications in the Chicago area.

I received my bachelor’s degree in political science at Roosevelt University and my master’s degree in journalism at DePaul University.

I’m passionate about storytelling and exploring new models of digital media and communications. I’m particularly interested in topics at the intersection of drug policy, public health and criminal justice in the United States.

• Contact:  312.320.4079 | emilygraybrosious@gmail.com

Twitter: @EmilyBrosious

Instagram: @emily_brosious

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In my spare time, I also dabble in visual art paintbrush icon