Kirsten Blake is the Vice President at Emerald Scientific, developer of The Emerald Test™ ILC/PT which was the first international inter-laboratory proficiency testing program for cannabis analytics. Emerald Scientific is also a distributor of cannabis-related scientific supplies including reference materials, chemicals, reagents, and instrumentation providing insight into industry trends, requirements, and areas for improvement. Kirsten holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo which drives her to look for improved production and workflow technologies. With 25 years of sales and customer service experience, she builds lasting relationships with both customers and suppliers by providing exceptional personalized service while working with industry experts to create solutions to the cannabis industry’s challenges. For over 5 years, Kirsten has been working with the cannabis analytical community and various proficiency testing providers to understand the needs of the industry and deliver relevant proficiency testing products to this market.