Jamie Schau has been working in the cannabis space with Brightfield Group for four years. As Head of Research, her primary responsibility is to develop and execute syndicated and customized research covering the U.S. and international marijuana and CBD markets with the support of a team of analysts. Jamie interacts regularly with major industry players and regulatory bodies to inform her work. In addition, she shares insights with the media and via the company blog, develops and sustains client relationships and collaborates with fellow researchers. Jamie utilizes a thorough, multi-faceted methodology and works closely with the Brightfield team to generate digestible and approachable research products that shed light on what remains an opaque and complex cannabis landscape. Beyond her experience conducting research in the U.S., Jamie also has experience working as an analyst abroad, having spent several years in this capacity in Latin America. She completed both her undergraduate (2006) and graduate studies (2011) at the University of California San Diego, attaining a BA and a Master’s in Global Policy and Strategy with coursework largely focused on quantitative and qualitative research.