An Interview with Heroic Hearts Founder Jesse Gould

Photo of Jesse Gould, credit: Nune Garipian

Team Wiener intern and University of San Francisco student Jehieli Luevanos conducted an interview with veteran Jesse Gould, founder and president of the Heroic Hearts project. They discussed his work to decriminalize psychedelics and support veterans in seeking mental health treatment.

Senator…


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Scott Wiener

CA State Senator. Urbanist. Environmentalist. Advocate for transit, housing, clean energy, criminal justice reform, health, ending poverty. Democrat. 🏳️‍🌈

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