Breanne Kroehler

Kylie Nealis August 11, 2017

Breanne is a senior at George Mason University (GMU) achieving her B.A in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Conflict analysis of international human rights. Along with minoring in Korean studies and Social Justice. Her passion for fair trade started as a member of her university’s anti-human trafficking organization and it took off from there after doing research on the school’s involvement with companies that utilize unjust workers’ rights ethics. From there she has continued her research while studying abroad in Cambodia and in the Philippines on the garment industry, banana plantations, and pineapple plantations. Breanne has also taught about fair trade impact for helping human trafficking victims overseas. Breanne is originally from Chicago, Il and moved to Virginia in 2001. She is currently the president of the GMU anti-human trafficking organization and heading the on campus fair trade committee.

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Kylie Nealis, National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Kylie brings over 5 years of community organizing and non-profit experience to Fair Trade USA, previously working with Global Exchange and Sierra Club. At Global Exchange she took on a variety of roles including Community Rights Program Associate, Fair Trade Campaign Coordinator, Fair Trade Store Sales Associate and Interim Director of Operations. For the past two years she worked in the Executive Office at Sierra Club providing support to C-level staff and the Board of Directors. Kylie is knowledgeable and passionate about Fair Trade, climate and energy issues, human rights and social and economic justice. Kylie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies and Politics. She also lived in Thailand for 5 years and is conversational in Thai and learning Spanish. In her free time, Kylie enjoys being outdoors, hiking and traveling.